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Windows 7: Encrypting entire external USB drive


10 Jan 2013   #1

Windows XP Professional SP3/Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Encrypting entire external USB drive

Hi, I have several hard drives full of personal documents (pictures, videos, etc) that I connect to a USB3 docking station whenever needed. I would like to password encrypt these drives. Can I do this with Truecrypt or Bitlocker? Which one is better? Will I risk losing all data during the encryption process or is it a safe operation? Most of the tutorials in Youtube describe how to encrypt system OS drives but not external USB drives. Thanks.

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