USB Drive Security

is there a way to password protect a usb drive through Windows 7?
to give to someone else and only access with password created?
without having to download third party software

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Without third party software, NO, no so far as I have seen from looking around. I do not know of third party software either.

You can consider passwords on documents. This would work for a few documents, not for many documents

I would look for third party encryption applications where you can encrypt the USB key with a key that you can give to someone else.
mvalencia2003Author Commented:
How can you password protect Documents
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look in Office. File, Protect Document will give you the option to add a password. Once added it is tricky to remove, so be sure you want this kind of security (encryption or document passwords).
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
if you have enterprise or ultimate versions, you can use bitlocker

Enable BitLocker on USB Flash Drives to Protect Data

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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
you can also try a flash drive using hardware-based encryption

mvalencia2003Author Commented:
You can zip your files into archives using 7-Zip, and password protect them. You can use encryption for that which is very secure.

7-zip is free and the best zipper available, so everyone should have it anyway...:
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