Windows 10: Flash drive security

Discus and support Flash drive security in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; W10, Office 2013. I want to keep a dozen or two private files on a flash drive, protected by a password or encryption, accessing and changing them... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by convul, May 9, 2017.

  1. convul Win User

    Flash drive security

    W10, Office 2013.
    I want to keep a dozen or two private files on a flash drive, protected by a password or encryption, accessing and changing them regularly.
    I already have a simple 16 GB drive so I don't want to have to buy a more expensive one with a ready-installed system, but I will do that if it is the easiest for me.
    I would like to be able to 'replay' this on a W7 pc but that is not essential.
    I am out of my depth and knee-deep in jargon, once again, with the feeling that internet villains are everywhere trying to mislead me, dropping their evil little files in my new pc.
    Advice, please,

    convul, May 9, 2017

  2. flash drive

    cannot access flash drive and it has no security tab in properties.
    BeckyTisdale, May 9, 2017
  3. spud2030# Win User
    Windows 10 won't let me delete files on flash drive

    Thank you for your response. I right clicked on the drive, but there is not a security tab on this little flash drive. It's a Sandisk 8gb. I did not have this problem in Windows 7. I could add to or delete with no problem on the flash drive. When I plug
    the flash drive in my husband's computer or in my laptop - you can't even see the flash drive. It doesn't even acknowledge that the drive is plugged into their USB port!

    Thanks again,

    spud2030#, May 9, 2017
  4. Flash drive security

    I believe free software like TrueCrypt will do this for you. Just keep in mind that flash storage isn't the most reliable, so if these files are important, keep a safe backup of them.
    DeaconFrost, May 9, 2017
  5. Anibor Win User
    I use BitLocker. To encrypt the flash drive you need Windows 10 Pro. Not totally sure, but I think that once the drive is encrypted, you can use it on Windows 10 Home and Windows 7.
    Anibor, May 9, 2017
  6. convul Win User
    I have just managed to install the inbuilt password protection in a Scandisk memory stick. So, faff over, and a green tick, but many thanks for the advice.
    convul, Apr 5, 2018

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