Is there any way to protect a Folder on a external harddrive

By Geos59
Mar 6, 2009
  1. Like a Flashdrive for example? (And by protect I mean with a secure password.)
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,170   +989

    Most externals are formatted as FAT32, so the answer is basically NO.
    You can get a PGP tool to protect files and folders.

    If you ONLY attach to Windows systems, you might consider
    1. converting the external to NTFS
    2. then changing the NTFS permissions on the folder of concern to allow only your login
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