Windows 10: Encrypting External Hard Drive Used With Chromebook?

Discus and support Encrypting External Hard Drive Used With Chromebook? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I use bitlocker with my dell xps windows ten laptop. I also use an old chromebook. So I have a one tb external hard drive that i downloaded lot of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by paulyjustin, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Encrypting External Hard Drive Used With Chromebook?


    I use bitlocker with my dell xps windows ten laptop. I also use an old chromebook.


    So I have a one tb external hard drive that i downloaded lot of videos/files on with the chromebook. Thus after a lot of files, i transfer it to my chromebook by copy and pasting it etc since a chromebook only has so much storage. I only connect it to my chromebook though and not my main dell xps laptop windows ten.


    So whenever i connect it to usb port on chromebook, i can access the files. Now how do i encrypt this external hard drive if I only connect it to my chromebook? Do i need to download an encryption program from the google play store? Or do i need to connect it to my windows ten laptop and then encrypt it with say bitlocker? But when i connect the external hard drive to my chromebook, how would it ask me for a bitlocker password then since it doesn't use windows?

    :)
     
    paulyjustin, Feb 20, 2021
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  2. external drive and encryption?

    This question is two-fold.

    First I would like an external enclosure that is rugged and shock resistant (static electricity and the like, being winter and all) for a 3.5inch SATA drive.
    Barring that, an external drive with the above. What would you guys recommend?

    Also, I was wondering, is there a tool to encrypt the entire hard drive, but that does NOT ask to format said encrypted disk? I tried TrueCrypt, and last time I did, it asked me to format the drive because it was not recognized. I know there are alternatives, but I forgot their names. Price is of no concern if it is able to do so. any suggestions? Does Windows not show "drive must be formatted" on TrueCrypt drives anymore?

    Best way would be if I plug in the drive, it asks for password automatically or something...
     
    speedy11131, Feb 20, 2021
    #2
  3. Remon Ont Win User
    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Feb 20, 2021
    #3
  4. Wynona Win User

    Encrypting External Hard Drive Used With Chromebook?

    Can i use windows on a chromebook?

    External drives are listed as USB hard drives.

    @ paulyjustin Under Storage Devices, it lists USB hard drives and thumb drives. USB hard drives are external drives; I don't think internal hard drives tend to be USB. Here's a copy of what I found at File types and external devices that work on Chromebooks - Chromebook Help

    Filesystems
    You can access files on external devices connected to your Chromebook if they use the following types of filesystems:

    • FAT (FAT16, FAT32, exFAT)
    • HFS+ (read-only on journaled HFS+)
    • ISO9660 (read-only)
    • MTP
    • NTFS
    • UDF (read-only)

    Storage devices
    • USB hard drives and thumb drives
    • USB CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives (read-only)

    Remove a storage device safely by clicking Eject
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    Note that under file systems, your drive should be formatted as Fat 32 or NTFS; probably not something strictly Chrome if you want to continue using it with Windows. I'm pretty sure you don't want your stuff read only. Encrypting External Hard Drive Used With Chromebook? :) From what I see, it doesn't look like a GPT/UEFI formatted drive will work with Chrome.
     
    Wynona, Feb 20, 2021
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