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Password protect external hard drive

 
Saurabh Pillai
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I have Western Digital HD. It does come with password protect software but it consumes lots of CPU cycles and even after killing it, it reappears like a daemon.

Any solution?
 
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Which OS? Windows? If so, get Autoruns from sysinternals and use to disable the software from running at system startup.

You might also look through the list of running services and see if there is one related to this software and disable that service.
 
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I do not wish to install WD s/w.

Is there any easy to use software to password protect my external HD?
 
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I use TrueCrypt to password protect (and encrypt) my external hard drives. Password-protecting them without also encrypting them is pretty much useless.
 
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Saurabh Pillai wrote:I do not wish to install WD s/w. . . .
What does that mean? Read this.
 
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