How to Protect Files on a SanDisk USB Flash Drive with SanDisk SecureAccess is Windows
SanDisk SecureAccess is a convenient and simple program designed to password-protect files within USB devices.
This is a great way to ensure that your confidential files are protected regardless of whether or not the device falls into the wrong hands. Find out how it works and what it’s good for in this brief guide below!
The Importance of Passwords
Just because you’re not using a shared computer doesn’t mean that your files and data are safe. All it takes is you stepping up to get a drink or dropping your USB out of your pocket on a busy sidewalk.
Next thing you know, you’re getting a call from the bank about overdrafts and account freezes. Do not underestimate the importance of passwords.
Creating Password-Protected Files on a USB
The first step of the process is to download the SanDisk SecureAccess program. Make sure when downloading it that the download destination is on the USB drive, otherwise the software won’t be able to help the USB.
Next, run SecureAccess as an administrator and create a password. Make sure to check off the boxes for special alphanumeric characters that you wish to use or else the textbox for the password input might not accept your strongest password.
You can then add files to the “vault,” which you have just created, by dragging and dropping them from their current locations into the password-protected vault.
SanDisk SecureAccess is some of the best software on the market for protecting USB drives, particularly because SanDisk is one of the largest producers and developers of USB drives.
Of course, don’t forget to lock the vault before disconnecting!