Make part of external disk read only

I need to make a folder on an external disk (USB stick) read only - i.e. users should not be able to delete it. This is for a client who wants to pass some marketing material on free gifts.
Is it possible to create multiple partitions on an external disk? Can I make one partition read only?
99% of the users will be on Windows.
mightyestmeAsked:
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nobusConnect With a Mentor Commented:
you could zip the folder, with a password on it
7-zip does it free http://www.7-zip.org/
or use folder encryption software, as also suggested in the article below

you can create multiple partitions on an ext disk, and hide the partition
here is how :  http://www.thewindowsclub.com/show-hide-a-drive-in-windows
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mightyestmeAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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nobusCommented:
glad to help
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