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  • Started 6 years ago by jack7h3r1pp3r
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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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um since i keep some important things on my flashdrive is it possible to password protect my flash drive without using any programs or do i need some type of software to do this.

-Jack7h3R1pp3r

Posted 6 years ago
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Budohorseman
Budohorseman
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Check out www.truecrypt.org. It's an open source encryption program that will allow you to make your usb flashdrive into an encrypted volume. Best of all, the program is free and gets regular updates.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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http://www.truecrypt.org/

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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is there any way to not use programs though?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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What os are you using? (and version)

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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windows xp pro

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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sp2

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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No. you'll have to use a 3rd party program

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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ok thx for the help guys. o well i guess. just thought i might ask if you guys knew of anything so thx.

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Budohorseman
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And to be honest, if you want to protect a usb flashdrive you will want the data encrypted and not just have access to the drive password protected. Any hacker worth 1/2 their salt would be able to get around a password block and be able to see the contents of the drive (ie, they would not crack the password, they would just go around it). By encrypting the data, the information on the drive would not be readable without first entering the correct password. I think Jack7h3r1pp3rk1cks4$$ would be a good one for you ;-)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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21 (letters ,numbers, symbols) Not Hex.
That a lot of combinations

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jd2066
jd2066
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There are some flash drives that have builtin hardware-based encryption but they seem to be more expensive and harder to use from what I can tell from the prices and reviews for the drives at http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....encryption
I'm not sure though as I haven't used encryption due to not having anything that needs it.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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ya i guess that is true so i guess that i will try that true crypt thing out thx to all who has put in input

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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have any of you guys heard of the program folder lock 5.8.2 and my main question is it any good and i couldn't really figure out how to get that true crypt to work and kinda off subject but can i get a side bar for xp or is that only for vista

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jd2066
jd2066
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What was it about TrueCrypt you couldn't get to work?
On the sitebar question, yes there are alternative sidebars that work on Windows XP and Vista. Desktop Sidebar, Google Sidebar and Yahoo Widgets.

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jack7h3r1pp3r
jack7h3r1pp3r
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it just seemed really complex and like how you have to make the encrypted part like the folder thing

this might be since i really didn't have much time to spend on it then but ya. and thx on the sidebar thing i will look into that

edit: i got it to work but just couldn't really figure out how to use what i had done

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