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    Default Password Protectiong For Harddrives

    Is there any to password protect a portable usb Hardrive?? Or folders on that harddrive?

    I ran a google search on programs but didn't come up with any was wondering if you guys knew of any and if so whats good/priced well.

    I'm wanting to restrict access to either the drive itself or folders within the drive unless a password is entered. Nothing I thought to be complicated however i'm not finding anything on this topic... not understand this at all saw several forum topics similar to mine on goole with no results.

    I got a seagate 40 gig 2.5 form factor portable usb powered HD.

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    I have not used this, but it looks like what you are looking for.
    http://www.magic2003.net/
    Free trial, $29.95 for lifetime license.
    Charlie

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    If you're running windows XP on your home computer and want to password protect it to where it only works on your computer you can use EFS.

    If not XP and if not wanting to only use it on your computer then these are some free options. Just to warn you...i haven't used these before so yeah..


    FreeOTFE : http://www.freeotfe.org/
    TrueCrypt: http://truecrypt.sourceforge.net/
    Cryptainer LE: http://www.cypherix.co.uk/cryptainerle/
    CryptoExpert 2004 Lite: http://www.secureaction.com/cryptoex...e/index2.shtml
    CompuSec: http://www.ce-infosys.com.sg/CeiNews_FreeCompuSec.asp

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    One way is to use winzip. Zip the folders then delete the source folder. Right click on the winzip file and select encrypt. Enter your password and thats it. Only problem with this method is people will still be able to see all the files & their names contained in the zip folder. However they will be unable to open the files or see the contents.