In-order to add password to your hard drive or flash/usb drive in Windows 7 and Windows 8 you don’t need any third party softwares. You can lock your hard drive using BitLocker. ┬áIts a very simple process and you would be glad to know about it.

How to lock your hard drive with a password?

  • Open My Computer and right click on the drive that you want to lock or protect
  • Click on the option that says ‘ Turn on BitLocker


  • Select the option ‘ Use a password to unlock the drive’Tut2
  • Save the recovery key to a file


  • Click start encrypting


  • Now you would see that the drive is being encrypted. Once its complete you will need to provide a password to unlock the drive



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