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How to Secure USB Drives?

Step 1. Step 1 Select drive to protect

Step 2 Protect USB Drive with Password

Step 3. How to unprotect USB drive?

Step 4. Tips about Option Settings

USB drive disks are universally used portable data storage devices which bring great convenience to people's life. They are small in size and with large storage volume so that they are recognized useful tool to store and transfer data from one computer to another quickly without using of the network and worry of detection from the Internet. As long as people start to use USB storage devices they are annoyed by USB security issues from time to time.

It has been proved that encrypting USB drives with specialized software is the most efficient and reliable way to ensure data security in USB drive disks. Kakasoft USB Security is specially designed to password protect USB disks contain confidential data and sensitive files, so that even you lost your disk you will never need to worry about data security issues. It supports USB encryption in USB flash drive, pen drive, thumb drive, memory stick, SD card, TF card and so on. So no matter what kind of USB storage devices you use you can lock USB drives with USB Security.

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Step 1 Select drive to protect

To start to lock USB drive disk with USB Security, install it in your computer according to the wizard, then Plug in the USB drive and choose it from the drive list below. Click "Install" button and the program will be installed in the USB drive successfully.

Once USB Security is installed in a USB drive, you may protect the drive in any Windows computer without installing it anymore.
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Step 2 Protect USB Drive with Password

To ensure USB encryption in USB drive disks, you need to open the USB drive first. Double click "USBSecurity.exe" file to run the program, and then enter password and confirm it.

To make your password more secure, we strongly recommend you enter more than 8 characters mixed by numbers, letters and special characters.

You may set a password hint in case you may forget the password.

password protect usb drive

Part 3. Unprotect USB Drive

If you want to unprotect your USB drive disk you are required to plug your USB drive into any Windows PC and then run USB security in the disk.

unprotect USB drive

In the following window, enter your password, and then you can choose to access your data or unprotect the USB drive completely.

Click "Open in virtual drive" button and your data are unprotected to a virtual drive temporarily. You may access, copy or edit you data in the virtual drive. After that, click "Done" and the program will protect the drive again.

Or Click "Unprotect this drive" button and the USB drive is unprotected permanently. You need set a new password if you need protect it again.

4. Tips about Option Settings

Step 1 Open the "Options" window.
Click "Options" button on the bottom left of the main window or select "Options" from the "Menu" dropdown list on top right of the main window to open it.

Step 2 Change settings according to your needs.

Autoplay USB Security

Option 1 Reset password.
You may change your password whenever you want. To make your password more secure, we recommend you to change password every month.

Option 2 Enable or disable Autoplay feature.
USB Security supports Autoplay feature. You can set Autoplay settings by checking the options in the "Options" window. Once the autoplay feature is enabled, the program will automatically run immediately after you plug in the USB drive. This really saves your time.

Option 3 Choose your icon.

You may choose another drive icon for USB Security from the "Drive Icon" list.