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    Password on external HDD

    I have got a 250GB LG external hard-drive

    I was wondering if i could put some kind of password protection on it, so people can't just unplug it from my laptop, plug it into their laptop and view the files on it


    Is there a way or a program I can use for this?

    Thanks

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    truecrypt.org/ is an option for you to hide your Porn

    [FONT=Verdana]TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux
    truecrypt.org/

    Edit - Added in the Tutorial Guide link as well.

    Beginner's Tutorial
    truecrypt.org/doc…ial

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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    JayBird;6938564

    http://www.truecrypt.org/ is an option for you to hide your Porn



    man you caught me out!

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    Scotty Boy;6938571

    [FONT=Verdana]TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption … [FONT=Verdana]TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linuxhttp://www.truecrypt.org/Edit - Added in the Tutorial Guide link as well.Beginner's Tutorialhttp://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=tutorialCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    thanks, very helpful

    Jooe;6938695

    man you caught me out!



    :thumbsup:

    Just wondering.. Does your porn take up the whole of that HDD?
    250GB! :w00t:

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    oldmanhouse;6938714

    Just wondering.. Does your porn take up the whole of that HDD?250GB! … Just wondering.. Does your porn take up the whole of that HDD?250GB! :w00t:



    not quite yet

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    Scotty Boy;6938571

    [FONT=Verdana]TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption … [FONT=Verdana]TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linuxhttp://www.truecrypt.org/Edit - Added in the Tutorial Guide link as well.Beginner's Tutorialhttp://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=tutorialCheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    If i want to give the externall hdd a password so to access the files, you need a password
    what option so i select?
    1) create a encrypted file container
    2) encrypt a non-system partition
    3) encryt a system partition

    ?

    Jooe;6938834

    If i want to give the externall hdd a password so to access the files, … If i want to give the externall hdd a password so to access the files, you need a passwordwhat option so i select?1) create a encrypted file container2) encrypt a non-system partition3) encryt a system partition?


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    I would recommend going for the first option, the encrypted file container.

    It would allow you to create one at a set size and allow you free disk space for storing non-encrypted files on the hard disk as well (i.e. non porn! lol) - the other handy thing is you can copy over the TrueCrypt files to it as well so you can run the utility on other computers, which don't have TrueCrypt installed (that's what I do).

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    I recommend Truecrypt too, just bear in mind it will need to be installed on every machine you want to access your protected files from.

    megalomaniac;6938901

    I recommend Truecrypt too, just bear in mind it will need to be installed … I recommend Truecrypt too, just bear in mind it will need to be installed on every machine you want to access your protected files from.



    [FONT=Verdana]Once you've installed TrueCrypt onto one computer you can copy the installed files directory over to your portable storage, to allow you to use it on different computers without needing to install it on them.

    I've used this a lot, as I have to work at various client sites were I don't necessarily have the administrative privileges to install it but running it off the external USB memory stick or an external USB hard disk does the job.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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    Scotty Boy;6938884

    [FONT=Verdana]I would recommend going for the first option, the encrypted … [FONT=Verdana]I would recommend going for the first option, the encrypted file container.It would allow you to create one at a set size and allow you free disk space for storing non-encrypted files on the hard disk as well (i.e. non porn! lol) - the other handy thing is you can copy over the TrueCrypt files to it as well so you can run the utility on other computers, which don't have TrueCrypt installed (that's what I do).Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    then should i choose

    standard or hidden..truecrypt volume?

    Jooe;6939329

    then should i choosestandard or hidden..truecrypt volume?



    [FONT=Verdana]Okay first off are you wanting the entire hard disk to be encrypted?

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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    Scotty Boy;6939498

    [FONT=Verdana]Okay first off are you wanting the entire hard disk to be … [FONT=Verdana]Okay first off are you wanting the entire hard disk to be encrypted? Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    yes might aswell, so each time i want to open it to view file, i have to enter password
    at the moment the external hd is empty with no file by the way!

    http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/JoeCliffe/1-1.jpg

    Jooe;6939588

    yes might aswell, so each time i want to open it to view file, i have to … yes might aswell, so each time i want to open it to view file, i have to enter passwordat the moment the external hd is empty with no file by the way!



    [FONT=Verdana]Right, then in that case you'll be going for the option '[COLOR=Navy]Encrypt a non-system partition/drive[/COLOR]' - I would skip hiding it especially if your doing the whole lot.

    But bear in mind if you do this you'll need to ensure that any other computer you work on has TrueCrypt installed on it.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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    Scotty Boy;6939773

    [FONT=Verdana]Right, then in that case you'll be going for the option … [FONT=Verdana]Right, then in that case you'll be going for the option '[COLOR=Navy]Encrypt a non-system partition/drive[/COLOR]' - I would skip hiding it especially if your doing the whole lot.But bear in mind if you do this you'll need to ensure that any other computer you work on has TrueCrypt installed on it.Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]



    ok i think I have done the right thing, and it is saying it will take about 2hours, does that sound about right, even though there are no files on the hd?

    and also once it done will i have to install truecrypt manually on each computer, or can i just put the truecrypt set-up files on to the external hard-drive?

    Jooe;6939923

    ok i think I have done the right thing, and it is saying it will take … ok i think I have done the right thing, and it is saying it will take about 2hours, does that sound about right, even though there are no files on the hd?and also once it done will i have to install truecrypt manually on each computer, or can i just put the truecrypt set-up files on to the external hard-drive?



    [FONT=Verdana]That sounds about right for doing this on an external USB 2.5" hard disk (the bottle neck is the speed of the USB connectivity to the hard disk) - you'll need to install TrueCrypt on each computer because you encrypted the entire hard disk rather than create the encrypted container file.

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

    ...and why have you stolen my Avatar? :x

    JayBird;6947497

    ...and why have you stolen my Avatar? :x



    [FONT=Verdana]Because he likes you? ;-)

    Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

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    JayBird;6947497

    ...and why have you stolen my Avatar? :x



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