How can I protect my external hard drive?

Raj May 6, 2010

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:


  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.

  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.