secure usb mass storage vista

Posted on 2012-12-31
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Last Modified: 2012-12-31
I have a external USB mass storage drive. This is a replacement. I say that because on the previous drive I had set up the permissions so that only I (the owner/administrator) could access it; other users were denied access to the drive.

I seem to have forgotten how I did that because I can't get it set up again on this new drive. :(

I did this before WITHOUT any 3rd party software. I want to do it again the same way.

I am using Vista Home.

Any ideas?
Question by:chevronrod

Accepted Solution

Shizzo earned 2000 total points
ID: 38733020
Right click on the drive in Computer Manager - go to the security Tab remove all the groups and add you to it. I would recomend that you use trueCryp instead.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38733414
While I couldn't find "Computer Manager" on Vista (I know it exists on XP), I went to the drive in Windows Explorer and did what you suggested and it worked. It's all set.


I'll also look into trueCryp.

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