Can I set a password for my external hard drive and backups?

Panchakshari B July 23, 2013

I have a Seagate external hard drive that I use for backups – can I password protect this drive? How?

  1. Tsf O
    August 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    used and tested folder Lock Software

  2. Tsf O
    August 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    encryption is probably your best bet.
    T r u e C r y p t
    AxCrypt File Encryption for Windows

  3. Olaf L
    August 12, 2013 at 6:32 am

    You can install Folder Password Expert USB right on the external drive and set a password on your backup folder. You can download free trial from

  4. Hovsep A
    July 23, 2013 at 7:58 am
  5. Susendeep D
    July 23, 2013 at 7:54 am

    You can use Folder Lock Lite software to protect the backup folder or LocK-A-FoLdeR.

    Also,have a look at some of the suggestions provided by Microsoft Community which suggests using Truecrypt,BitLocker etc.

  6. Alan W
    July 23, 2013 at 6:36 am
  7. Bruce E
    July 23, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Depending on the backup software you are using, you can probably assign a password to encrypt the backups you are making. If you don't want to go that route, one of the easier ways to do this would be to use TrueCrypt to encrypt the entire drive.

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