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Windows 7: Password Hard Drive

12 May 2011   #1

Vista x64
 
 
Password Hard Drive

Hello everyone I have a few problems today. My nephew some how found his way to my 120GB back up drive (receipts/records/taxes/etc) while watching his choo-choo train song (he is 6). So this has me worried and I am curious is there a way to make a storage drive require a password to access?
I don't want to setup user accounts or anything like that, I just wish to have to login each time I click on that storage drive, however if possible I would also like to restrict searches on that drive too if possible.

Anything out there that could help me?

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12 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Therian View Post
Hello everyone I have a few problems today. My nephew some how found his way to my 120GB back up drive (receipts/records/taxes/etc) while watching his choo-choo train song (he is 6). So this has me worried and I am curious is there a way to make a storage drive require a password to access?
I don't want to setup user accounts or anything like that, I just wish to have to login each time I click on that storage drive, however if possible I would also like to restrict searches on that drive too if possible.

Anything out there that could help me?
Google

how to password protect hard drive? - CNET PC hardware Forums
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12 May 2011   #3

Vista x64
 
 

My question is by using that if I was to transfer all the files to a flash drive would they be readable on other computers? I am just in need of light security and by those threads it sounds like it might permanently alter the files.
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12 May 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Therian View Post
My question is by using that if I was to transfer all the files to a flash drive would they be readable on other computers? I am just in need of light security and by those threads it sounds like it might permanently alter the files.
Nope that is a different problem with a different solution.

If you password protect a flash drive it may not be readable on other computers. Have you googled the problem?
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12 May 2011   #5

Vista x64
 
 

Of course but it leads me to programs like bitlocker or truecrypt which is high level security. All I am trying to do is a simple password so I can keep kids out of the drive. While I make monthly back ups via DVD I like to have digital copies of all transactions of the past 20+ years.

With most solutions though it seems to alter the files making it unusable on other systems or is so tedious that I would turn it on and off 10-12 times a day to keep the info safe. I work at home so I am up and about a lot.
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