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How to password protect a specific folder on a USB thumb drive

How can I password protect a specific folder on a usb thumbdrive? Not the whole drive just a specific folder?
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
kenfcamp

Here's a walk thru that should give you what you're looking for

https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm
GAksland

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kenfcamp

Thanks but this USB thumb drive doesn't support security, is there a specific brand, or a way of formatting that password protecting a specific folder would be possible?
Gary
kenfcamp

Thanks but this USB thumb drive doesn't support security

It should still work, give it a try
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kenfcamp

You might want to use a new (dummy) folder with a couple of text files to test
NVIT

One thing to check... If the drive's properties > General > File system doesn't show NTFS, it first needs to be formatted it as NTFS. 

kenfcamp

needs to be formatted it as NTFS

@NVIT

Nice catch
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David Johnson, CD

IMO you can't password encrypt a folder on a usb drive.  What you can do is encrypt a compressed file that has the files you want to protect using 7-zip, WinRAR, WinZip
arnold

UserA who might exist on your system likely will not exist, on any other system where this USB int be attached, the user if they have admin rights can view the contents.

You either need a USB that gas builtin ever its/encryption that would be neeed to decrypt to access

The compress/zip with a password .....the issue you have to take into account is whether the person who will try to access the tile might have to have software installed to unpack, provide the password.
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Thank you all for your input, it is appreciated.
Gary
nobus

i wo,nder if you did not like bestcrypt?
David Johnson, CD

no points: @nobus: veracrypt is free bestcrypt is 60USD was probably the reasoning.
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well - he did not react to my post -  that's why i asked