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    Protect memory stick

    Can files in a memory stick be protected by a password?

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    A Google search shows many alternatives.
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    Do you want to password-protect each file individually? Axcrypt, et al.
    Do you want to password-protect group(s) of files? Truecrypt container, et al.
    Do you want to protect every single file on the USB Flash Drive? Truecrypt, et al.
    Do you want to prevent anyone accessing the USB Flash Drive, even to look at the contents? Encrypt the entire drive.

    As Medico says, Google is your friend!
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    My 2 methods are:-
    Use 7Zip and Locker Bat Folder.docx
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    You could try USB Secure which I use it encrypts the whole stick and does not need installing in different computers,
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    There are many tools that can help you do this, such as 7 zip, TrueCrypt and USB security. But I think 7 zip takes much time on compressing and extracting files every time, and I must extract files when I want to view the contents and reprotect them after that. By contrast, TrueCrypt and USB security are easier to use.

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    Be advised that some encrypt tools require administrator rights. Limited rights user cannot use them on USB devices.
    For USB encrypt/decrypt, use tools that do NOT require administrator rights.
    I have tested this: 7-zip, Truecrypt, Axcrypt, and Dscrypt can be used by all users.

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