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Password Protecting a USB Drive

by k_n_bell / March 13, 2012 12:32 AM PDT


I have a 4gb USB jump drive that is also a voice recorder that I use for college classes. I need software to password protect my drive without having to partition it. The reason being is because when I partition it, the internal voice recorder doesn't recognize the partitioned part, therefore will not record properly.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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Clarification Request
Will password protecting files do?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2012 1:24 AM PDT

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Answer to question about protecting just the files
by k_n_bell / March 13, 2012 5:53 AM PDT

No I actually need to protect the whole drive.. The voice recorder is voice activated. So if I have it turned on, it will record throughout the day, and then I transfer the files to my computer so I can listen whenever I need to. But because the audio files are pretty large, I need to delete them each time I transfer so I have enough room for more. Therefore, protecting the files would not work because I am going to be deleting them often.

The reason I need to protect the drive is because there have been a few times that I accidentially forgot to turn the recorder off and it recorded things I didn't mean to.. oops! My sister is very nosey, and she has plugged it up a few times to see what information I have on there, and I don't want her seeing or hearing any information stored.

Thanks again!

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(NT) Then no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2012 9:25 AM PDT
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Password protect USB drive in Windows 7 [free]
by Sharif_ahmed / May 7, 2012 6:31 AM PDT
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