Windows 10: Flash drive security

  1.    10 May 2017 #1

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    10 May 2017 #2

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    10 May 2017 #3

    convul said: 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    10 May 2017 #4

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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