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Old 08-21-2006, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Not sure if im posting in the correct forum. Admin or moderatoors, move me if you think it neccesary/

i am looking to put a password protect on my thumbdrive. I run multiple portable apps, and wish to be able to go between Windows XP and Mac OS X.

It does not need to be ultra secure-super encrypting. Its mostly to deter the common high schooler.

It is preferable that the solution be free.

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll throw you in software forum for good measure.

For what's it's worth, I don't really shop around for Mac compatability, however I do know (due to articles in various magazines) that there are a few companies that provide pre-loaded software. I know Kingston does, as well as Lexar. There was one other rather funny name that I wasn't too familiar with...."King Kong" perhaps? I don't know that "King Kong" is 100% accurate. Anyway, like I said...most "reliable" software is going to come preloaded....which , of course banks on the fact that you purchase the product.

What type of thumbdrive do you own? I do know that people develop open source software packages between Linux and Windows compatability where it doesn't exsist within the drive....just not so sure about MacOS.

I hope I helped even a little bit....I'll stop rambling now :P

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Old 08-23-2006, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Moved/Copied to Windows and Mac forums as you are looking for compatibility with both.
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Try WinRAR. It's a free trial, and you can password protect content that's in a RAR folder.
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