lock removable drives

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by 1 2 3, Mar 24, 2009.

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  1. 1 2 3

    1 2 3 Registered Member

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    hi
    i am looking for a program to enable me to lock files and folders on removable drives like cds and usb flash drives
    i don't need encryption, only locking
    freeware is preferred
    any recommendations?

    thank you.
     
  2. markoman

    markoman Registered Member

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    What do you mean by "locking"? What are you trying to achieve?
     
  3. yashau

    yashau Registered Member

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    Not possible I think. Correct me if I'm wrong :)
     
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    i simply want to deny access to files and folders on removable drives
    in the past i have "zipped" private files and sometimes these files got damaged
    with encryption also, i think the files are directly affected and chances are that the files might get corrupted
    and encrypting and decrypting takes a little more time also
     
  5. Nebulus

    Nebulus Registered Member

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    I think your "past" method is the right one. If you want to deny access to your files, the best way is to encrypt them. If a file is stored on a removable drive in clear, it can be read by anyone, and you can't do anything about that.
     
  6. markoman

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    Encryption is the only way you can't prevent unauthorized access to data on a removable drive.
     
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