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Some flash drivers already come with the encryption software. That lets you encrypt the flash drive, as well as password protect it. Since its not your situation then follow the steps below

Here's what you have to do to Password Protect your USB Flash Drive:

Step 1.

Start with an empty Flash Drive. Download and install TrueCrypt from www.truecrypt.org Click 'create volume' to create a standard TrueCrypt volume. Click 'select device' - choose your USB flash drive, click it, then choose OK.

Step 2.

Click 'next' to see the encryption options (algorithms) you can use, click 'next' to accept the volume size, then enter a password. (Make sure its something easy for you to remember, yet

virtually impossible for others to guess!)

Step 3.

Move your mouse over the 'next dialogue' to set a random starting point for the TrueCrypt encryption, then click 'format' to format the flash drive. (If you have any preexisting data on the flash drive copy it to your hard-drive right now).

Step 4.

To access the Flash Drive click 'select device' in TrueCrypt and chose the flash drive. Select 'mount' enter your password and the Flash Drive will now appear in explorer Click 'dismount' to

remove the drive.

You have now password protected (and encrypted) your USB Flash Drive to stop others from accessing your sensitive data.

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It depends on what controller your flash-drive uses.

Most controllers, being ATA-compliant, support password-protection utilizing the ATA security feature set,

but there doesn't seem to be a standardized way to enable or enter the password .

USBest has a user-tool for their UT16x-series of UFD-controllers, UFDUtility v3.2.5.5


Other manufacturers may also have a user-tool, have a look in the files-section @ flashboot.ru

Sometimes the tool is packet with the installer for the mass-production tool !

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