Password Protect USB Data with USB Pen Drive Locker

31 May 2017  Jennifer Thatcher  Technology Manager of Test Dept.
 

Summary

Best method to prevent data being view, change or even copied is to password protect them! Even the data is saved in USB pen drive! Now, with Renee File Protector, you can password protect data in USB selectively. Just a few simple steps, you can make it!


Being a small and portable memory device, pen drive also named USB drive has been widely used in data transportation and data store. But at the same time, the advantages may become disadvantages. Many people lost their USB drive or got stolen. Sometimes, we need to borrow the USB to others or copy data from other’s computer. At this moment, we need to pay attention to protect the private data inside the pen drive beforehand.
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Professional pen drive locker – Renee File Protector can provide total protection to data inside the USB drive according to your need. Any computer you want to connect the protected pen drive to do not need to install Renee File Protector. Accessing the password protected data also need to entered the correct password. Simply few steps, you can protect your data with the most advanced technology.
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Other Functions of Renee File Protector?

  • Supports encrypt files/folders/partitions in different storage devices like local disk, external hard disk, USB disk, memory card, etc.
  • Being able to password protect the data in shared folder.
  • Provides hide, lock, protect, monitor, encrypt, and safe delete functions.
  • Advanced settings provide a better protection to Renee File Protector and your data.

How to Password Protect USB Data with USB Drive Locker

The first time you use Renee File Protector, you will be required to set your master password and the email address which can help you recover the password when you forget it.
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Step 1:  Launch Renee File Protector and click “Lock File” in “External Disk”. Then connect your external hard disk to computer.

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Step 2: Click “Lock Folder” on the right side and select the target folder in external hard drive.

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After selecting the folder(s), you need to set the password. Renee File Protector provides 2 password modes for external hard disk. Please select the mode you need.

*Now, new version provides “Guest Password” which can authorize users to check the files but can not unlock.

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Step 3: Check & edit the files inside the password protected folder.

Target computer does not need to install Renee File Protector.
After lock, it will create a new file named “(original name of the folder).exe”. Then the original folder will be deleted automatically.
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If you want to access the password protected folder and edit the files inside, please click this .exe file and then enter the related password in the pop up window.
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Step 4: After entering the correct password, a floating window of the password protected folder will be shown on the right-top corner on desktop.

You can click “View”, “Change Password” and “Unlock” to make the operation you want.
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How to Unlock the Folder Permanently in External Hard Drive

Unlock in Other Computer (Without Renee File Protector)

After lock, it will create a new file named “(original name of the folder).exe”. Then the original folder will be deleted automatically. If you want to unlock folder permanently, please click this .exe file and then enter the password you set before in the pop up window.
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After unlock, please click “Unlock” in the floating window and confirm the operation.
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Unlock with Renee File Protector

If you want to unlock the folder in your own computer which you password the folder in, you can unlock it with Renee File Protector.
. Click “Lock File” in “External Disk”.

. Select the target folder(s).

. Click “Unlock” button.

. Enter the password you set.

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No so clear about the operation? Get more from the video!
How to prevent unauthorized access to the data inside the pen drive? Do not want to leak the data inside the pen drive when you can not find it? Protect the data inside the pen drive at will with Renee File Protector.
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