How to password protect my USB Pen Drive using Windows 10?


Here is how you can secure your USB Pen Drive with a password using Windows 10?

In the current era, Data security is that enables the effective implementation of protective digital privacy measures to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases, and websites. Data security and privacy must be aligned to effectively implement consumer privacy protections. As you all know how widely Pen Drives are used to store or transfer data, which shows how important it is to make them secure. Well, the easiest way to protect your files is to set a password for the entire flash drive.

On our Social media page, we receive multiple messages from users asking about the data security of which one of the common questions was to protect the USB Pen Drive. So in this article, we will be guiding you to protect your USB Drive/Pen Drive/Flash drive with multiple ways using your Windows 10 PC.

How to protect my USB Pendrive with Password?

There are multiple tools that we can use to protect a USB Pen Drive but are you aware of BitLocker? BitLocker is a full volume encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with Windows Vista. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. By default, it uses the AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining (CBC) or XTS mode with a 128-bit or 256-bit key. So let’s take a look at how you can use BitLocker to protect your USB Pen Drive with a secure password.

  1. Firstly, insert USB Pendrive into your computer. Now right click on the drive and select Turn on BitLocker.
  2. Now click on Use password to protect the drive.
  3. Now enter the password you want to set in both the password fields.
  4. Now click on next and next and print or save the key for future reference.
  5. Now encryption process will start and your drive will get secured with the password that you have set.
  6. Done!!!

This is how you can protect your Pen Drive with Microsoft’s in-built tool with a secure password. There are multiple other third-party tools that can be used to secure your USB drive, some of them are, Wondershare, DiskCrytor, Kakasoft USB Security, TunesBro Folder Unbreak. It is recommended to use the default Windows in-built encryption app. For more news on tech and cybersecurity stay tuned on Android Rookies by following us on Google News.


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