Time to protect your external Hard Drive with encryption for securing your data from unauthorized access. We are going to share two methods that will help you protect your External Hard Disk Drives with the password. Go through the post to know about it.

Security is always the first priority for every user and when it’s about some personal data then it becomes more important. If we talk about external hard drive disk where you store lots of personal data is not at all secure, because anyone can carry your portable drive and can do some illegal act. However, it can be password protected, you can set your desired password to unlock the external drive on any computer. So have a look at complete guide discussed below to protect your external drive with a security password.

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We have mentioned two methods below, one is based on system settings that will allow you to lock your drive with password without any need of third party tool. Whereas, the other one requires a third party tool to password-protect your drives. Just follow up some simple steps below to proceed.

Steps To Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker:

Step 1. First of all, connect your external hard drive to your Windows PC and turn it on. Now click on Start button and then navigate to Control Panel -> BitLocker Drive Encryption.

Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker

Step 2. By default, BitLocker will be “Off” you need to Turn On BitLocker for the drive that you want to encrypt.

Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker

Step 3. Now their tick on “Use a Password to Unlock the Drive” option there and enter the same password in both fields and then click “Next“.

Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker

Step 4. Now time to save your key somewhere for that click on “Save the Recovery Key to a File,” and then select any location where you want to save your key for future reference and then proceed by clicking on next button.

Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker

Step 5. Now click on Start Encryption option and wait for the process to complete and it can take a time to complete depending on drive size. Once finished.

Secure Your External Hard Drive With BitLocker

That’s it! you are done, now you drive will always a require a password to access files inside it.

Steps To Password Protect Your External Drive With StorageCrypt

Step 1. First of all in your windows PC download and install the tool StorageCrypt. Now launch the tool and then connect your drive to PC.

Step 2. Now in the tool, select your device to encrypt with password. Now select quick mode and then protect your drive with your desired password and then click on  “encrypt”

Password Protect Your External Drive With StorageCrypt

That’s it! you are done, now your drive will always a require a password to access files inside it.

Using Other Softwares:

Veracrypt

Veracrypt

VeraCrypt adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force attacks. It can encrypt your external hard disk and can even encrypt your windows partitions.

DiskCryptor

DiskCryptor

DiskCryptor is an open encryption solution that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition. The fact of openness goes in sharp contrast with the current situation, where most of the software with comparable functionality is completely proprietary, which makes it unacceptable to use for protection of confidential data.

Cryptainer LE

Cryptainer LE

Free Encryption Software to protect your confidential data on Any Windows PC, Desktop, Laptop, Hard Disk or Removable Drive such as USB Flash Drive, Memory Stick. Cryptainer allows you to password protect and secure any file or folder on any media, including removable drives (Flash Drives, External hard disk, CD ROM’s etc.)

SafeHouse Explorer

SafeHouse Explorer

SafeHouse Explorer can protect files residing on any drive, including memory sticks, external USB drives, network servers, CD/DVDs and even iPods. SafeHouse Explorer uses passwords and maximum-strength 256-bit advanced encryption to completely hide and defend your sensitive files.

File Secure

File Secure

File Secure free is another best software which let you protect your external hard disk with the password. You can use File Secure free to lock your sensitive files with a solid password which will restrict other users from accessing without the password.

File secure uses AES encryption algorithm of the military standard to password protect your external drives like a hard drive, flash drive etc.

AxCrypt

AxCrypt

If you are looking for a trustable open source file encryption tool, then nothing can beat AxCrypt. This is one of the leading encryption software which you can use on Windows operating system to protect your USB drives or external hard drives with the password.

The software comes for free and it provides one of the easiest ways to encrypt individual files in Windows operating system. Axcrypt also has some advanced feature which integrates seamlessly with Windows.

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All Android Apps get up their updates, some might get updates very soon and some might get very rare updates. These updates can make up the new unique changes or just tweak up the existing app which you have installed before on your device. Have a look at the method to downgrade any app on your android.

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Sometimes there could be a problem faced by the users in which they found up the apps not working correctly or find some errors after the upgrade and this is not impossible while the developers are not sure about the same working of the app on every device. Now, what if you have got your apps upgraded and then after using it again you find it not working correctly and got up some errors within, anything negative you get in your app you may then want to either remove up that app or just use it alike. But there is something that you people might not think about i.e downgrading the app as there is no such direct option for the same action in the Android. But apart from that, you can actually do that by some method, and here in this article, the method is well described. As some time it also happens to me that I don’t like the new user interface or sometimes additional functionality that the app developers added so I go for downgrading those apps. And also that was the only reason I researched for that and found the below way by which I can do that. Just read up the article for more information on that method.

For system apps, there can be the only option to downgrade the version of the app is updated by uninstalling app updates from the app preferences. For the third-party apps, you can go through the below process.

Steps To Downgrade the Android App if you Don’t like the Update:

1. First of all, open up the settings of the Android device and then from the options just turn off the Auto-Updating feature for the installed apps. After that, you should also check that the option for installing apps from unknown sources is also enabled as you will need that feature afterwards.

Downgrade the Android App if you Don't like the Update

2. Now check for the lower version of the app that you want to downgrade on your Android and then download it from the web. You can easily find up the designated version of the app that you wish to actually run on your device. After that uninstall that installed app on your Device.

3. Now navigate to the folder on your file manager where you have downloaded the required version of that same app that you wanted (downgraded version). Now click on that apk file for that app and it should begin to install on your device.

Downgrade the Android App if you Don't like the Update

4. After the app is successfully installed with all permissions accepted you can now open up the same app from the icon that you can see in the dock of your Android. That’s too simple as you ‘re familiar with that!

5. The app that you will be launching will not be the updated version but will be the required downgraded version of the app. Just keep in mind that you should not enable the auto update apps features on your device as this will again update that app which you don’t want to be done.

And this was the easy method by which you can easily downgrade up any of the updated apps on your Android device, although this method is not directly applicable through the options or the settings of the Android still it isn’t much difficult than that. Just get up the whole idea about the method and then try it on your device, you can easily get rid of the problems faced by the upgrading of the apps as you will be uninstalling that updates and downgrade the apps to their previous versions. Hope you like the guide, do share it with others too.

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