How to password protect USB flash drive with BitLocker?

Updated on November 30, 2018 by Admin to BitLocker for Windows Home

Because of its compact size and ease of portability, USB falsh drives are important storage devices that we use to save and transfer files. Also because of its small size, the USB flash drive is always prone to theft or loss, this poses a great danger to data security. Therefore, it is necessary to encrypt the USB flash drive with a encryption software.

There are many encryption software on the market that can be used to encrypt the USB flash drive, but today we recommend that you use BitLcocker to encrypt the USB flash drive. BitLocker is a built-in encryption feature for Windows 10/8/7, so the USB flash drives that are encrypted with BitLocker can be accessed directly with the password in Windows 10/8/7. This is not possible with other encryption software because you do not need to install the software needed to decrypt the drive on each computer that you want to access the drive.

In this tutorial we'll teach you how use password to encrypt USB flash drive to protect your data with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, here are the detailed steps:

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Tutorial to password protect USB flash drive with BitLocker.

Step 1. Download and install Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.

Step 2. Launch Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere, right-click the drive letter you want to encrypt, then click "Turn On BitLocker".

select the drive to encrypt

 

Step 3. In this step, you are required to specify a password for encrypting the drive, enter the password and click "Next". You should choose a password having a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, spaces, and special symbols. Once the encryption is complete, you can access the drive using this password.

enter encrypt password

 

Step 4. Back up BitLocker recovery key, then click "Next" to move on. You can save the recovery key to a file or print a copy of it. Please note that anyone can use the recovery key to gain access to the drive, even if they do not know the password entered in the previous step, so please do not disclose it to others.

back up bitlocker recovery key

 

Step 5. Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere will now encrypt the contents of the selected drive using BitLocker drive encryption. The encryption process could take a long time to finish depending on the size of the drive, so please be patient to wait. If you don't want to wait until the encryption operation is finished, "Shut down the computer when the operation is completed" option is a good idea. Just check it.

encrypting drive with bitlocker

 

Step 6. After the encryption is complete, click the "Finish" button to close the window.

encryption is complete

 

As mentioned above, you can use a password to encrypt your USB flash drive to protect your data with Hasleo BitLocker Anywhere.