How to Use SanDisk Password Protection


USB drives are great for transporting your documents and programs for use at different locations. Because of the small size of the drives, there is a chance for them to be lost or misplaced. If you regularly take your USB drive to a public place, such as a library computer, you may forget to take it with you when you leave. If you frequently store financial information or other security-sensitive data on the drive, you may be interested in password protecting the contents.

  • Insert the USB drive into the USB port of a computer.

  • Double-click the SanDisk U3 icon in the system tray. This loads the U3 Launchpad window.

  • Double-click the "Enable Security" link at the bottom of the window. This displays the password setup area.

  • Type a password in both the "New password" and "Retype password" boxes. You can also type a password hint in the "Hint (optional)" box.

  • Click the "OK" button to save the password. Remove the USB drive from your computer and then plug it back in. U3 now prompts you for the password you created. To access the drive, type your password in the "Password" field, and then click the "Log In" button.

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