How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

Sometimes, we need to lock your pen drive by putting a password in order to make it secure. In that case, we use different software¬†for the locking. But, Windows operating system has a built-in locking system called BitLocker, which can lock your pen drive by encrypting it. So, let’s check the full tutorial of this process with easy and clean screenshots.

HOW TO LOCK PEN DRIVE:

1. At first, connect the pen drive to your computer. Then go to My Computer and right click on the pen drive. You will get a menu. Click on Turn on BitLocker.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

2. A new window will be opened. It will stay a few seconds and will close automatically.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

3. After the closing of the above window, a new window will be opened like this. Now, click on the small box shown in the below screenshot.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

4. Now, two fields for the password will be active. Enter your password in the first box and reenter it in the second box. Then click on Next button.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

5. A new window will come up asking you to save your BitLocker Recovery Key. Note that this key is needed if you forget your pen drive password and want to reset it. So, use any one of these 3 options to save the Key.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

6. I have used the second option (Save to a file). After clicking it, it will ask for the location on your computer where it can be saved. Browse your desired location and click on the Save button.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

7. After saving, you will see this. Now, click on the Next button.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

8. A new screen will come. Again click on the Next button.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

9. Another new screen will be opened. Click on Start Encrypting.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

10. Now, the encryption will be started and you will see a progress bar like this.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

11. It will take a few minutes. When it will end, you will see this.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

12. Now, disconnect your pen drive from your computer and reconnect it. You will see a lock icon there.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

13. Double-click on it to open. You will see a password box asking you to enter the password you have just used to open this drive.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

14. Enter the password and click on Unlock button.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

15. Now, you will be able to open your pen drive. See the screenshot.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

16. Your pen drive icon will be an opened lock like this.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

17. Take a look at the inside of the pen drive. All your files will be safe.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

HOW TO REMOVE PASSWORD LOCK:

1. If you want to remove your pen drive password completely, you have to do the following procedure. Go to My Computer and right click on the pen drive. You will see a menu. Click on Manage BitLocker.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

2. A new window will be opened. Click on Turn off BitLocker at the bottom of the window.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

3. Another new window till come up. Click on Turn Off BitLocker button.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

4. Now, the decryption will be started and you will see a progress bar like this.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

5. After a few minutes, it will show the following notification.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

6. You will see that your pen drive icon is back to the previous state.

How To Lock Pen Drive With A Password Without Any Software

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