Who doesn’t want to set some secret letters to secured their Pen Drive? Yes, it is the password I am talking about. We know it exceptionally well that nowadays USB drives can store more information and technology is always trying to increase that limit.
Upon believing on technology, we generally spared our reports into USB drives. It is a decent thought yet now but this idea can raise huge hell for you.
Which mean you can undoubtedly lose an immense amount of information just in seconds if any issue happened.
At a point, if a person discovered your pen drive, can achieve a reach to the data if it is not secured with a password.
At this moment if you are thinking that in case if you forget the password you will lose data then don’t worry. You can try recovering the data using some steps.
For you better knowledge, we will discuss this fact through different methods so that you can easily secure your data by making a password protected pen drive.
Make Password Protected Pen Drive without SoftwareWithout using any software you can easily set a password on the USB drive and it is more secure than any other methods because it is a core feature of Windows. So don’t hesitate to use it.
At first, connect your pen drive to your PC. Then open your ‘My Computer' screen. After that right-click on the USB drive and click on “Turn on BitLocker”.
Then give a tick mark beside the “Use a password to unlock the drive” option. Then type your password which you want to set (& confirm again) and then click on next button.
After that, you will also get a recovery key in case you lost your password.
[...here you can save your recovery key to a file and print it. If you want to save as a file then click on save the recovery key to a file. Then chose the location where you want to save and click save button to save the file.]
After that click on next button to encrypt this USB drive. Then click on start encrypting to protect your drive by password. Then it will take some few seconds to complete this process.
Note: If you can’t find BitLocker whenever you right click on the USB drive then go to start menu and search BitLocker otherwise you can go to control panel > system and security > BitLocker Drive Encryption.
Make Password Protected Pen Drive with SoftwareIf the above method did not work for you then you can easily follow this second method. So now we will tell you how you can set a password on USB drive by using a software.
At first, install USB Security 2.20. Then connect your USB drive and install the application on your PC or laptop.
After completing the installation here will come to a new box where you have to input your password which you want to set and then click on protect. After that, it will take few seconds to complete this process and now you have made a password protected pen drive.
Also, by entering the same pass-key, you can change the drive security settings to 'Unprotected'.
Now, whenever you will go to open your drive you have to input your password and click on unprotect this drive to access your pen drive.
Note: Once opened, everytime you have to click on protect option otherwise your USB drive will not be protected after.
So, this how you can make a protected USB drive easily. After completing this process, nobody will be able to see your USB data from the drive.