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How to use VeraCrypt to encrypt an USB flash drive

How to use VeraCrypt to encrypt an USB flash drive

Step 1: Select an unused drive letter (such as z:) and click “Auto-Mount Devices”.

Click on Auto mount devices

Step 2: Enter your password and click “OK”.

Enter your password and click OK

Step 3: The mounting process may take few seconds, after which go to “My Computer”( + E) and see if your encrypted volume is successfully mounted as a drive(Z).

Encrypted volume is successfully mounted as a drive

Step 4: To access the volume, double click on the drive letter(Z) and then drag and drop your files into it.

Drag and drop your important files to encrypt

When you are done working with the files in your VeraCrypt volume, you need to dismount it. Select the volume you want to dismount in the list of drive letters (Z). Then, click “Dismount”.

Dismount the drive

Conclusion 

Computers and USB flash drive play an integral part of daily life and any sensitive data stored on them must be secured. So start using VeraCrypt to encrypt your most sensitive data.

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Sunil Pradhan

Hi there 👋 My name is Sunil and I'm a front-end developer who loves to help others by simplifying web-dev related topics.

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Sunil Pradhan

Hi there 👋 My name is Sunil and I'm a front-end developer who loves to help others by simplifying web-dev related topics.