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Discussion in 'Primary' started by helskie26, Jun 24, 2012.
Can anyone tell me how I can password protect my entire memory stick?
I've got one that is password protected - it comes with a bit of software on it apparently. I haven't used it yet, my other half got it for me as I was worried about all the things on my memory stick.
Its a kingston if that helps and didn't cost that much more than a normal memory stick.
I have a TDK one which was given to me by the school, it has flash lock software to allow it to be password protected. You can also partition the drive so there is a protected and unprotected section, quite useful for keeping personal or pupils' confidential info safe.
I use Trucrypt. It's free software which you can download from http://www.truecrypt.org/, and its the software that our LEA recommends and uses on its own encrypted memory sticks.
The only problem with it is that you need admin privileges on whichever computer you're using it on. This shouldn't be an issue at home or in your own school, but if you are working between various schools it might cause difficulties.
Use a third-party tool. I ever used folder protector and it impressed me much. It's free download stuff. No times' limitation (only encryption level is limited to normal). You needn't even install it! Just insert your memory disk and copy the lockdir.exe file of the program to the root directory and run it to set a password. Here you can make a free download from http://www.kakasoft.com/folder-protect/. You also can learn how to protect your memory stick or another usb drive.
Have a look at the previous post https://community.tes.co.uk/forums/p/586417/7551997.aspx#7551997 or direct refer to http://www.kakasoft.com/folder-protect/How-to-password-protect-USB-Drive.html
I have tried truecrypt (www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php) and USB Security(www.abettersoft.com/usb-security.html). there are all great, truecrypt is free; USB Securiyt seems more security and supports to encrypt parts or whole of the usb driver