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1TB Hard drive Passoword protection on files


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Lag1rich

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Hi, I would like to password protect my Hitachi 1TB hard drive so it is read only, Ie no one can copy files but like in my case can listen to them.

Thanks, Richard
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Is this your boot drive or an additional drive?
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I don't that's possible. You can prevent them from writing or modifying a file, but if you allow them to read a file into their own computer, you cannot restrict what they do with it from there.
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its a external storage device
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its a external storage device

That does not really say anything - there are many types of external storage devices - some attached via the network, or USB, or eSata. How is it attached and how is it shared? If you are letting people access it, they can copy the files on to their systems.
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You can password protect individuals files or folders so only you can copy or deledte them but like Digerati said if you want others to see, play or listen to them you cannot restrict only the option of copying, they either have total access or no access at all.
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