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.
+ 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
- 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.Download True Crypt
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).Download Software
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