Hello friends! We store our important data using USB pen drives as nowadays they are in fashion. I could say without an USB pen drive we can’t even imagine of sharing data as they are the best in that. So it is also very important to protect our USB pen drive storing our valuable data. Although there are many software available on the internet free of cost that can do this but what is we don’t want to use any software for the sake of security or something else. In my today’s post, I will tell you the way following which you can lock and protect your USB pen drive. So without wasting time let’s get started…..
# insert the pen drive which you want to lock
# right click on it and then click on Turn on BitLocker
After that BitLocker will initialise the drive
# select the way you want to protect it, whether using a password or using a smart card. Password protection is better as every laptop does not have smart card reader facility and it’s also not easy to carry a card reader with you always. Click on next
# given it a strong password that contains words of upper case, lower case and numerics. Click on next
# now save that password file whether in your Microsoft account, to your computer or print it using a printer. Click on next
# now it will ask you whether you want to encrypt the whole USB pen drive or only the used space. After that click on next
# click on start encrypting
it will take few minutes
# after the encryption process is complete it will show you a message.
Your locked USB pen drive will look like
So this is how you can lock and protect your USB pen drive.
NOTE: – you can also lock partitions of your windows operating system (c:, d:, e:) using the same process.
If you have any doubts, advice or suggestions regarding this post then please mention it in on your comments.
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