1.    10 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10

    Flash drive security


    W10, Office 2013.
    I want to keep a dozen or two private files on a flash drive, protected by a password or encryption, accessing and changing them regularly.
    I already have a simple 16 GB drive so I don't want to have to buy a more expensive one with a ready-installed system, but I will do that if it is the easiest for me.
    I would like to be able to 'replay' this on a W7 pc but that is not essential.
    I am out of my depth and knee-deep in jargon, once again, with the feeling that internet villains are everywhere trying to mislead me, dropping their evil little files in my new pc.
    Advice, please,
    Thanks.
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  2.    10 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I believe free software like TrueCrypt will do this for you. Just keep in mind that flash storage isn't the most reliable, so if these files are important, keep a safe backup of them.
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  3.    10 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by convul View Post
    W10, Office 2013.
    I want to keep a dozen or two private files on a flash drive, protected by a password or encryption, accessing and changing them regularly.
    I already have a simple 16 GB drive so I don't want to have to buy a more expensive one with a ready-installed system, but I will do that if it is the easiest for me.
    I would like to be able to 'replay' this on a W7 pc but that is not essential.
    I am out of my depth and knee-deep in jargon, once again, with the feeling that internet villains are everywhere trying to mislead me, dropping their evil little files in my new pc.
    Advice, please,
    Thanks.
    I use BitLocker. To encrypt the flash drive you need Windows 10 Pro. Not totally sure, but I think that once the drive is encrypted, you can use it on Windows 10 Home and Windows 7.
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  4.    10 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I have just managed to install the inbuilt password protection in a Scandisk memory stick. So, faff over, and a green tick, but many thanks for the advice.
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