USB Drives: How to encrypt an USB Drive with BitLocker


19.05.2009

If you want to protect your USB drives, then BitLocker will definitely help you and it’s very easy to use it. Fortunately, BitLocker comes preinstalled with Windows, so you will only have to follow this steps, to encrypt your USB Drive:

  1. Plug in your USB Drive.

  2. Go to My Computer.

  3. Right click on the USB Drive.

  4. Go to Turn on BitLocker.

  5. Choose whether or not you want to backup your USB Drive. This can be helpful if you forget your password.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Select Start Encrypting.

  8. Your Drive is now encrypted.

Now when you plug in your USB drive you will have to enter the password to open it. After you type the password, the BitLocker To Go Reader window will open and you will have to extract the data from your USB Drive.

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