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How to password-protect my memory stick ?

Hello guys,

How can I password-protect my usb memory stick ? so that when it's lost and opened by others, I don't want others to be able to view my data at all, in fact I want the only option (if at all) is to format it. I don't forget my passwords, so preferrably I don't want a "forgot my password" option.

What program/method do you recommend ?

Thanks

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adkry
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x534nCommented:
Best way is to encrypt  it. I use TrueCrypt.http://www.truecrypt.org/ It's open source.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that, I haven't got admin privileges on this pc, so I'll try another one, in the mean time if you can find me another program I'll be grateful.
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
If you have Winzip or WinRar you can password protect the zip file and in turn you sort of have encrypted USB STICK.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
actually I don't wanna encrypt, as encryption/decryption takes a lot of time, in fact I don't want to do anything to the files themselves, because they automatically sync with my dropbox, and it'll cause chaos. I need sth that'll password protect the memory stick, such that you have to enter the password, before you can even view what folders are in the memory stick, please help
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
windows 7 enterprise has Bit Locker, but you might need to be an Admin of the computer to set this up.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
thanks but I need sth that'll work on all operating systems especially all windows
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yo_beeDirector of Information TechnologyCommented:
It works on XP and Vista as well after its applied.]
I can confirm this with regards to a Mac tomorrow.
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nobusCommented:
you can use bestcrypt to encrypt volumes :  www.jetico.com/
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x534nCommented:
True crypt encrypts the entire volume as well, you just mount the volume with a password to access it, once the password is entered it works just like an unencrypted drive.. I have used this to encrypt entire drives. Not familiar with any other solutions, true crypt works great and it's free.
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adkryAuthor Commented:
thaniks x534n will try and tell if it's what I need
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adkryAuthor Commented:
TrueCrypt is exactly what I need, thanks so much, sorry it took me ages to reply
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