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,
    Thanks.

    :)
     
    convul, May 9, 2017
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  2. flash drive

    cannot access flash drive and it has no security tab in properties.
     
    BeckyTisdale, May 9, 2017
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  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,

    Spud#2030
     
    spud2030#, May 9, 2017
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  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
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  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
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  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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