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is there a way to password protect a usb drive through Windows 7?
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to give to someone else and only access with password created?
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without having to download third party software
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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.
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How can you password protect Documents
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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 Simmons earned 2000 total points
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if you have enterprise or ultimate versions, you can use bitlocker

Enable BitLocker on USB Flash Drives to Protect Data
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff404223.aspx
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you can also try a flash drive using hardware-based encryption

IRONKEY™ D80 HARDWARE ENCRYPTED FLASH DRIVE
http://www.ironkey.com/en-US/encrypted-storage-drives/d80.html
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by:rindi
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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...:

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/7-zip_portable
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