The confidentiality of our documents and files is to add a point in the security of our data. In most cases, personal files and bank details, passwords, confidential documents, or even multimedia files of a personal nature, are fairly safe in our home computers.
Q. What happens to the information carried in a Pendrive?
Q. Can I hide information from my pendrive?
Q. How do I put a password on my Pendrive?
Of course you can hide files on a pendrive, and we can set a password to access a Pendrive. The method is simple, and we'll do a free program called Rohos Mini Drive.
Rohos Mini Drive creates hidden and encrypted partition on the USB flash drive memory. You work with the files on the hidden partition without opening a special program. Those who have megabytes of sensitive files on the USB drive and seriously concerned with a data security, cannot imagine their USB stick without the hidden volume that is created using this tool.
Creates a virtual encrypted partiton volume (disk) within a USB flash drive free space
Automatically detects your USB stick config and creates encrypted partition
Program does not require installation to work with encrypted partiton on a guest computer. You can start it right from USB drive
Encrypted partition is protected by password
Encryption is automatic and on-the-fly
Encryption algorithm: AES 256 bit key lenght. NIST approved.
Rohos Disk Browser to open encrypted partition without having Admin rights
Virtual Keyboard - to protect your encrypted disk password from a key logger
Autorun Folder. Saved program’s/file’s shortcut will automatically start/open up upon disk connection
The limit of encrypted partition size is 2 GB
* Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
* USB 1.1/2.0 port
* USB flash drive or U3 Smart flash drive with 1 Mb or more free space
The first thing we'll see how the method is to put a password to your pendrive.
What this program does is create a virtual partition on the pendrive, which is hidden until they run an executable file that is in the USB stick, and we asked a password to access the contents of the virtual partition.
This password is the one we have put to create a unit hidden in the pen, and that is what leaves the door open, leaving visible in Windows Explorer to our unit.
We will explain the process step by step to understand it better.
Create a hidden partition on a Pendrive:
Once we have finished installing Rohos Mini Drive, open it and we went to set the USB key.
It opens a window which will depart in 3 sections:
1: Path of the unity of origin Pendrive: Select the drive that corresponds to our memory stick.
2: Setting the partition to create the pendrive (leave the default)
3: Create password for Pendrive is the key we ask that the executable will create the pendrive in order to access their data.
Once the program has finished creating the partition on the pendrive, appears in this image that shows the name of the new virtual disk (Disk F), which is the drive on which stores all content.
Now click on disconnect and close the application.
Open Pendrive and unity as we go beyond the data we had stored, an executable file called Rohos mini. If you execute it, we see an opening screen asking for the password to access the virtual drive F:
By entering the password, look as it appears in Windows Explorer drive F, which is the virtual drive that we have to save protected documents created in the pendrive.
From here, every time you run your pen on any computer, only you can view the content of this unit using the password secret. So if someone grabs you borrowed your pen, you can not in any way accessing this information.
You can change the password from the program Rohos pendrive and also allows you to increase the capacity of the virtual drive, delete it, create backups, etc..