6 Steps to Make your USB Drive Password Protected and Encrypted Without any Software

Security 15 Sep , 2013  


Hi Friends, Today, we are going to know how to make our USB Drives more protective by making them password protected and encrypted… Bit-locker is Not much known technology but this is a service by Windows Which helps you to Password protect and Encrypt Your Content in USB Drives.

Just Follow the below simple Steps :

Step 1 : Insert Pendrive which you want to password Protect and Open explorer and Right click on your Removable drive and Select “Turn On Bitlocker”

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Step 2: After you click on Turn On bit-locker, Wizard will be open, Check “Use a password to Unlock the Drive”

Step 3 : Now type In the Password you want and Click Next.

Step 4: Now you will be asked “How Do You want to back up Recovery Keys ” Choose From the options, Now You then have to choose whether your drive is already in use or if it is new. Then click next.

 Step 5 : Now Choose how much Of Your Drive to Encrypt, Entire drive or Just Used Disk Space.
how much to encrypt
Step 6 : At the end Click on Start Encrypting, Encrypting Process Will start.

Now Whenever you Want to use it, plugin the encrypted Drive in you Computer it will give you a notification With it is Bitlocker Protected, You have to just click on it,  Enter your password and click on Unlock Button.Thats it,

To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption

a) Click Start, click Control Panel, click Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.

b) From the BitLocker Drive Encryption page, find the volume on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click Turn Off BitLocker Drive Encryption.

c) From the What level of decryption do you want dialog box, click either Disable BitLocker Drive Encryption or Decrypt the volume as needed.

Keep your Content in pendrive Protected with this trick. I tried my best to Keep the Tutorial Simple.

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