How to make Harddisk and Pen Drive Password Protected



Here I will show u how to make a Hard disk or  pen drive a password protected drive. There are so many method it is up to you which one you will like most .


1. Win zip :  Using Win Zip You can easily protect your data whether it is on Harddisk or in pen drive  refer  Winzip data protection   link for more information.This is also a good option as you can use this software in different platform.

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+ Point Zip software can be available easily on any system.




2. T r u e C r y p t:  It is also a good option as it is a Free open-source disk encryption software supports different platform like Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux


            Main Features:

  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive.
  • Encrypts a partition or drive where Windows is installed (pre-boot authentication).
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted.
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors.
  • Provides plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:



To run TrueCrypt Admin rights are required on the computer the USB drive is connected to. That is a drawback if you work on public computers.

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3. BitLocker: It is also a good option available in windows 7 with the help of that you can easily make your pen drive or hard disk password protected. It is free as it is preinstalled in Windows 7 But if i am not wrong somehow it just not work in Windows Xp so if you wants to see your encrypted pen-drive data You have to suffer in that case and if you are only going to use in Windows 7 systems it is the best option as i believe.



4. PenProtect : It is the most comprehensive and secure solution to password-protect the files within your USB Flash Drive,  Flash Memory, Pen Drive or USB Stick.

Files and folders are encrypted and protected using your Password and a special technique (AES algorithm).

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