Windows 10: Is there any way to password-protect portable drives we connect? Solved

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  1.    15 Mar 2016 #11

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there
    I might be being obtuse here but if the drives are PORTABLE why in the world would you need to password protect them -- IMO after you've used them simply remove them -- no physical drive = no access !! -- Simple.

    Am I missing something here -- seems people are creating a problem where none exists.

    Now I CAN understand why data from say a corporate network should be protected from being copied to an external USB drive but that's another issue entirely.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Simple, these are backups that I'll be storing offsite. I don't want anyone casually plugging these in and accessing my data. I'd like a prompt for password to come up. That's all.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    15 Mar 2016 #12

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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