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I think that encrpyted drive might be a good direction if I can't figure out a simpler way. Zipping, raring, or other such stuff means I have to extract it all whenever I want to use it. Being able to type in a password once or twice when plugging it in would beat having to type it in per file or per read. But if it means having to decrpyt thw hole file and extract the stuff every time, blech. frown.gif
edit: I should also add that I have a YubiKey so if there were a way to unlock the drive with that, that would be sweet.

From the looks of truecrypt it has the ability to make a virtual disc and then you could use the portable truecrypt

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable

Maybe that would work. Just have a virtual disc with the max size of your USB minus the size of the truecrypt portable app on the usb
     
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It's a possibility but wow, that would be a hassle especially if there are any big files.
I've read a bit on TrueCrypt but don't quite understand how it works, whatI need to install on different computers, etc. I was hoping someone had some experiences.
Now that I think about it, my Sandisk USB drive may have had some software on it when I got it. I wonder if that included any functionality. I'll check their website.

You dont have to do that. USe bit locker its, free if your on win 7! Here is how do it. I'm a self proclaimed win7 expert idiot lol J/K

microsoft technet.com

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Enable BitLocker on USB Flash Drives to Protect Data


Encrypting USB flash drives protects the data stored on the volume. Any USB flash drive formatted with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS can be encrypted with BitLocker. The length of time it takes to encrypt a drive depends on the size of the drive, the pro¬cessing power of the computer, and the level of activity on the computer.

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You dont have to do that. USe bit locker its, free if your on win 7! Here is how do it. I'm a self proclaimed win7 expert idiot lol J/K
microsoft technet.com
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Enable BitLocker on USB Flash Drives to Protect Data
Encrypting USB flash drives protects the data stored on the volume. Any USB flash drive formatted with FAT, FAT32, or NTFS can be encrypted with BitLocker. The length of time it takes to encrypt a drive depends on the size of the drive, the pro¬cessing power of the computer, and the level of activity on the computer.

What happens if he goes to a windows xp or linux machine?

Then again I suppose thats the issue will any drive software. Unless you buy one that supports OSX Windows and Linux
     
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From the looks of truecrypt it has the ability to make a virtual disc and then you could use the portable truecrypt
http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable
Maybe that would work. Just have a virtual disc with the max size of your USB minus the size of the truecrypt portable app on the usb

Yeah, I tried it out. Nifty idea and I'll probably use it for personal use but not for this application. I have to have administrator rights on the machine since to access my files I would have to plug in the drive, open Truecrpyt, mount the file as a drive, and go to the drive. This ruins and relative directories or my portable Dropbox setup since I may not be able to mount the file to the same drive on every PC.
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