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Windows 7: U3 isnt for me - how can I encrypt for macs & pcs?

15 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
U3 isnt for me - how can I encrypt for macs & pcs?

Ok from what I can tell, the U3 program that comes on my Sandisk Cruzer flash drive is not going to work for what I want.

I think its nice how you can have certain programs open.

But I need access to this drive not only on pcs, but also Macs at school.

And the U3 isnt compatible with macs.

I'd really like the flash drive set up just like a normal HDD where I can easily drag & drop files off & on it & easily access it via My Computer etc.

But I also want it encrypted on both pcs & macs.

So is there any password encryption that I can put on here instead of U3 that will work on both platforms?

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15 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Try TrueCrypt. Crossplatform and free.
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15 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by surfasb View Post
Try TrueCrypt. Crossplatform and free.
Sounds perfect.

I assume I will have to format my flash drive? (it currently contains the U3 software & about 8g worth of my media data)

I've also had an issue with U3 software in not being able to access my files.

Will this TrueCrypt just make the flash drive basically an easy to use drag & drop HDD?
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15 Jan 2010   #4

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

The drive itself after formatting and setting up properly will be a drag and drop functional drive...I'd suggest a Win and Mac folder to keep things tidy...
All TrueCrypt will do is give you encryption abilities...not add any functionality to the drive itself.

The 1st thing i do when i get a U3 drive is format it and dump U3...
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15 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
The drive itself after formatting and setting up properly will be a drag and drop functional drive...I'd suggest a Win and Mac folder to keep things tidy...
All TrueCrypt will do is give you encryption abilities...not add any functionality to the drive itself.

The 1st thing i do when i get a U3 drive is format it and dump U3...
Ok & where do I go to format the flash drive, I forgot?
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15 Jan 2010   #6

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Disk Management...
In Windows 7.....Start Menu...right clik My Computer and select Manage...then Disk Management.
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15 Jan 2010   #7

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Or right click the drive in Explorer and click format.
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15 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

+1 Why make it harder than it needs to be.
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15 Jan 2010   #9

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Only because if he was having issues with drag and drop it may be an Explorer issue...

However...carry on...
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16 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patio View Post
Disk Management...
In Windows 7.....Start Menu...right clik My Computer and select Manage...then Disk Management.
Ok I formated the drive, but for some reason U3 systems is still showing up under the K: drive & also under CD-ROM2?

Any idea why?

And Ive already done a restart....

And why arent I showing a full 16gb on my flash drive?


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