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Master Geek

#151966 11-Sep-2014 15:13
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Any tips for a good password protection for folders on a external hard drive? This would be for multiple users possibly on both Win and Mac.

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  #1126606 11-Sep-2014 15:26
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Encryption is probably your best bet, I would have recommended Truecrypt but that's been discontinued.

might be a start.

Edit: I assume you mean a USB drive, not a NAS or similar?


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  #1126608 11-Sep-2014 15:30
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Cross platform really complicates it...

Limits you down to truecrypt or maybe bestcrypt. Truecrypt being a bit up in the air about whether it is "safe" or not. - if your simply looking for something to keep your average person out, then i suppose this doesnt matter so much.

if you can remove the door mat requirement (macs) could go with a bitlocker password protected VHD on the external drive.

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  #1126613 11-Sep-2014 15:33
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Great, thanks! Looks like Bestcrypt is the winner!

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