Protect External Hard Disk Drives With Passwords


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Steps To Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker:

  1. First of all connect your external hard drive to your Windows Pc and turn it on.
  2. Now click on Start button and then navigate to Control Panel -> Security -> Bitlocker.
  3. Open the program and then click on Turn On BitLocker which you get just next to your external hard drive.
  4. Now there tick on “Use a Password to Unlock the Drive” option there and the enter a same password in both fields and then click on “Next“.
  5. Now time to save your key somewhere for that click on “Save the Recovery Key to a File,” and then select any location where you want to save your key for future reference.
  6. Now click on save option and the proceed by clicking on next button.
  7. Now click on Start Encryption option and wait for the process to complete and it can take a time to complete depending upon drive size.
  8. Thats it you are done, now you drive will always a require a password to access files inside it.
Steps To Password Protect Your External Drive With StorageCrypt

  1. First of all in your windows PC download and install the tool StorageCrypt.
  2. Now launch the tool and then connect your drive with PC.
  3. Now in the tool select your device to encrypt with password.
  4. Now select quick mode and then protect your drive with your desired password.
  5. Now start the tool and encryption process will start and your drive will now get secure with your set password.