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sciguy
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Drive Lock

It would be really great if you made a program could password protect a USB flash drive. In other words, you would have to type in a password before being able to access any of the data on it.

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Try

getting a U3 drive or encrypting your drive with TrueCrypt.
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You shouldn't suggest TC

You shouldn't suggest TC without explaining that it's not completely portable. Wink

Vintage!

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Good point

but it was late at night.
Oh well. Biggrin
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Suite Integration

It would be really nice to have the password protection built into the suite, like it is in U3.

Thanks,

Adam

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Impossible

U3 disallows access to the drive by faking itself as a CD drive.
This is done in the hardware, not the software.
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Possible to Replace U3 with Suite?

This may be a really dumb idea, I'm not sure, but would it be possible to replace the U3 launchpad with the Portable Apps Suite on a U3 drive? I'm currently using a U3 drive with the portable Apps menu; I like the wider range of applications on Portable Apps, but also the security of U3.

Thx,

Adam

Thanks,

Adam

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Yes, but

you would lose the password protection aspect then.
There is a tool floating around the forums to add non-U3 programs to the launchpad. Use that to add StartPortableApps.exe and then set it to run on insertion.
I'd give better details, but I left my drive with my teacher over the weekend.
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Found it!

Thanks, I found it on the "Converting Portable apps to run in the U3 launcher" thread. Works like a charm... :D. Here's the link for the program from computechx http://hypyke.home.comcast.net/U3Shortcut.zip

Thanks,

Adam

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