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Q&A: How do I password protect a portable drive?

5:25 PM, Apr. 12, 2013
Several programs are available that can put a password on files stored on portable drives. Kim Komando tells you how to do this and more by answering your thorniest tech questions.
Several programs are available that can put a password on files stored on portable drives. Kim Komando tells you how to do this and more by answering your thorniest tech questions.
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You've got tech questions, here are the answers. Kim Komando helps you make the most of your technology by answering your thorniest tech questions. So if you're wondering what to buy, how to plug it in, or how to fix it, Kim can help.Password-protect a portable drive

Q. I keep some of my sensitive records on a portable drive. Is there any way I can password-protect them?

A. There are several programs that can put a password on files that can work for this. I like AxCrypt because it can encrypt your files and turn them into .EXE files so they can be opened on any computer -- even without the program. You ...

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