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butthead

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    memory sticks
    « on: March 09, 2008, 04:23:22 PM »
    is it possible to protect information on a memory stick with a password to gain access to reading when inserted ?  how would you go about this /thanks to any one with an answer

    fpsmitch



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      Re: memory sticks
      « Reply #1 on: March 09, 2008, 08:23:34 PM »
      it is possible, but im not 100 percent sure how to do it.
      i believe you make a folder in it and then password protect the folder so that only you can access it.
      not sure if you can do that on a flash drive though

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        « Reply #2 on: March 09, 2008, 08:37:02 PM »
        Maybe check out http://portableapps.com/ and look under applications for password programs...
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        Re: memory sticks
        « Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 09:02:44 AM »
        Or you could use WinZip and zip them to a password protected file...
           
         
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          « Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008, 05:35:18 AM »
          Or you could use WinZip and zip them to a password protected file...

          thanks for your suggestions, im a bit dim so bear with me, how do i create a zipped folder how do i transfer the items from my memory stick into it and then have that zipped folder with password on my stick only and not on the hardrive of the computer. simple i know but not to me . appreciate any help of a idiots gude to how to do this. many thanks

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            « Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008, 08:45:27 AM »
            you plug the drive into the usb port and drag and drop the files you want into winzip, zip them and move the zipped folder into the flash drive.

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              Re: memory sticks
              « Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 09:30:08 AM »
              It depends on the storage device.  SanDisk work best at this since it will launch atomatically.  Also, there not called memory sticks.
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                Re: memory sticks
                « Reply #7 on: March 11, 2008, 09:52:45 AM »
                i said flash drive didnt i?

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                Re: memory sticks
                « Reply #8 on: March 11, 2008, 10:55:49 AM »
                you plug the drive into the usb port and drag and drop the files you want into winzip, zip them and move the zipped folder into the flash drive.

                Can you not access archive functions by just right clicking the file you want to archive (zip)?

                I can but I use WinRAR.

                i said flash drive didnt i?

                Indeed you did. I think Squall_01 might have been talking to butthead (topic title)

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                « Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008, 11:46:09 AM »
                Also, there not called memory sticks.

                You meant "they're not called..." but you are wrong. They are. They are called pen drives, memory sticks, flash drives, USB flash drives...


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                Re: memory sticks
                « Reply #10 on: March 11, 2008, 11:59:04 AM »
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                Re: memory sticks
                « Reply #11 on: March 11, 2008, 12:32:19 PM »
                and thumb drives...
                   
                 
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                « Reply #12 on: March 11, 2008, 12:35:46 PM »
                and thumb drives...

                Thanks, I forgot that one!

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                Re: memory sticks
                « Reply #13 on: March 11, 2008, 12:47:06 PM »
                Strictly speaking, I was wrong and squall_01 was right. Memory Stick is a removable flash memory card format, launched by Sony in October 1998.

                This is a Sony Memory Stick:



                This is a flash drive, pen drive, USB drive, USB stick, jump drive, USB Flash Drive, UFD, Travel Stick, key drive, thumb drive, USB drive, keychain drive, memory key...

                Many people call these things "memory sticks" which must annoy Sony.








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                Re: memory sticks
                « Reply #14 on: March 11, 2008, 02:09:44 PM »
                Waaaaaaaaay too much time...