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How to lock my external hard drive with password?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by TheUninvited, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. TheUninvited

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    So i want when i connect my external hard drive in an other person computer to require a password if yes how?
     
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    Bitlocker to go would be perfect if your running windows 7 or 8. Look in the control panel for Bitlocker and have your ext plugged in.
     
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    what about to lock a specific folder on it?
     
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    The problem you have is that whatever you do, whether it is using bitlocker or a 3rd party (some are free) app to set a password or limit access through user "permissions" as soon as you plug the hard drive into another PC you have lost it. Whilst I am no expert I would guess that may be the same for any software based solution.
     
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    Bitlocker should cause any system to prompt for the password.
     
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    Encrypt the drive. Bitlocker is Windows built-in way to encrypt the drive (assuming you have a version of Windows that supports it).
     
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