Nowadays USB pendrives have become the best source to store information. With the arrival of OTG adapters, you can use your single pendrive on your smartphone as well as your PC giving you great convergence as well as saving on storage space.
However, you will agree that storing sensitive data like your private images, videos on an unprotected USB Pendrive is foolish as the USB stick can be lost or misplaced putting your private information in jeopardy.
How do you protect your private and sensitive data stored on USB pendrives from snooping Toms and in case it is lost or misplaced?
To protect your sensitive data from such eventuality we present How To Protect USB Pendrive With Password. By using one of the below given three methods, can encrypt the data on your Pendrive and password protect it making to be opened by any third person.
How To Protect USB Pendrive With Password
Method #1 How To Protect USB Pendrive With Encryption And Password Using BitLock
Step 1. First of all, insert USB Pendrive into your computer. Now Open Windows Explore with Windows Key + E and right click on the USB drive letter shown in explorer. Select Turn on BitLocker.
Step 2. Now click on Use password to protect the drive. Now enter the password you want to set in both the password fields.
Step 3. Now click on next and next and print or save the key for future reference.
Step 4. Now encryption process will start and your drive will be encrypted+secured with the password that you have set.
Note : BitLocker Drive Encryption is available only on Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.
Step 1. First of all download and install Wondershare USB Drive Encryption from here.
Step 2. Now open Wondershare USB Drive Encryption software and insert the USB pendrive into your PC/laptop. Select your pendrive in the drop down menu and select Secure Full Drive. Now click on install button.
Step 3. Now enter the username and password that you want to set for your USB Pendrive.
Click Ok and you are done. Now your USB pendrive is encrypted as well as protected with a username and password.
Method #3 How To Encrypt Your Pendrive Using DiskCrytor
Download DiskCryptor from here.
Step 1. You need to open DiskCryptor after installing and then click on the USB drive and click on “Encrypt” on the right-hand side.
Step 3. On the next window, enter the username and password that you want. Once done, click on OK to start the encryption.
Step 4. After the encryption process completes, click on the USB drive and then click on “Mount”
That’s it! Your USB pendrive is now encrypted as well as password protected.
That’s it folks, the above three methods help you to encrypt and protect your USB pendrive from snooping in case you lose/misplace it.