How can I protect my external hard drive?

Raj May 6, 2010
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How do you password protect an external hard drive? Are there any reliable freewares available for Windows and Ubuntu Linux?

  1. Anonymous
    July 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    The best way would be creating a encrypted TrueCrypt volume on your hard disk and saving all your data there. Look at this link:

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/encrypt-your-usb-stick-with-truecrypt-60/

  2. Aibek
    May 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    You may also check out an earlier MakeUseOf article about free apps to hide or lock folders.

  3. Mary
    May 11, 2010 at 5:37 am

    i'm using wondershare usb drive encryption to password protect my external hard drive. It's shareware, but it works well for me.
    http://www.disk-utilities.com/usb-encryption/index.html#204

  4. Saikat Basu
    May 8, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Also check out the default software that came along with the external drive. Companies like Transcend sometimes include a folder guard software.