Protecting our privacy is one of the most important tasks that we must carry out in the midst of a world that is becoming more and more digital. Passwords are a very simple, but extremely useful tool that allows us to ensure the privacy of our most personal data. In this article we explain how you can protect a pendrive with a password , in this way you will ensure that no one can access its content without your consent.
Many users do not know, that it is possible to protect USB storage devices such as pen drives and hard drives with a password. In addition, it is a process that you can do very simply and completely free of charge, which is always great.
A pendrive is a storage device that we can easily lose, so it is very important that you protect it with a strong password if you store confidential data. Read on if you want to discover how to ensure the privacy of your pendrive in the simplest way possible.
How to put a password to a pendrive with Windows 10
BitLocker is a tool created by Microsoft, which comes preinstalled in the company's operating system, since the arrival of Windows Vista more than 10 years ago. During all this time the application has received several improvements, which make it easier to use, and above all more reliable.
You can easily access the BitLocker application by searching for it in the menu bar of your Windows 10 operating system. In the event that the application does not appear, it is because you do not have it installed on your computer. Don't worry, you can download and install BitLocker very easily from the official Microsoft website.
When we open the BitLocker application, a window will appear from which we can select all the USB memory devices that we have on our Windows 10 computer.
All we need to do is look for the USB memory device in which we want to activate this tool, and click on the option " Activate BitLocker ".
The next step will be to wait a few seconds for the BitLocker tool to activate on our USB storage drive.
Bitlocker offers us the possibility of protecting the content of our pendrive by means of a password or a digital card to unlock the unit.
In this case, we choose to use a password, since it seems to us the simplest method, and the security it offers will be more than sufficient for most of our readers.
Bitlocker allows us to save a backup copy of our password in our Microsoft account, as well as print it, or save it in a file that we will store wherever we want. We select the option that interests us and click Next.
Now Bitlocker offers us the possibility to encrypt all the storage space of the pendrive, or to encrypt only the amount of space that we have occupied. The first method is faster, but the second is more secure.
The next step is to choose the new or traditional encryption mode. The traditional encryption method offers better compatibility with computers using different versions of Windows, compatible with BitLocker. We therefore recommend using traditional encryption.
Finally, it will ask us for confirmation to start the encryption process of our pendrive.
That is how simple it is to protect a pendrive with a password using Windows 10, we hope it will be very useful for you.