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Read usb drive

Posted on 2012-03-24
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I want an api or function to read a usb drive. Basically  the drive should contain an encrypted password so the user is not able to read it.

The drive when inserted in the pc the user should get prompted to enter a password and match that one in the drive.
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by:Martin Liss
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I've never used it but this looks interesting.
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by:Moizsaif123
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sorry i didnt mention to implement it on my own. if i can have code in vb and have a executable and run it.
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by:Martin Liss
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Okay, but it's free so why reinvent the wheel? (I'm just making a point and I don't expect an answer)
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by:tmenasco
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I have some tech's that like BitLocker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitLocker_Drive_Encryption

I personally don't care for the interface much on machines that don't natively support it, but it does encrypt the drive.
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by:Moizsaif123
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since i can customize it myself in future. Client can expect to have any modification and I am looking to code it myself.
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by:Martin Liss
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What version of VB are you using?
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by:Amit Khilnaney
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This may be possible.

You can use a software called from
http://www.truecrypt.org/

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and read it through a method explained here

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1315677/is-there-an-way-to-programatically-read-a-file-from-a-truecrypt-disk-into-memory

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by:Moizsaif123
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im using vb 6.0, above is the post for c++. Since Im new to it, what c program interface should i use to execute the code
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You can use vb.net or C# via visual studio.net. since you are already familiar with vb6.0 you will be able to easily code it via vb.net in visual studio.

Try going through the basics of vb.net on msdn.
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by:Moizsaif123
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just some questions on the code line below

class TrueCrypeStart
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        static void Main(string[] args)


im assuming the string argument is the filepath used to mount the file from the drive. Is that so? Is the filepath hardcoded in the code below in mount info? can i have an example...

tc.StartInfo.Arguments = string.Format("/v \"{0}\" /p \"{1}\" /q", ...mount info ..., password); // for quiet!
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im going to redirect my question to another forum, since i got the answer that i needed here
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