Password Protect USB
Password Protect USB is a simple-to-use program that allows you to quickly block the user's access to folders on your computer, by protecting them with a password. It addresses all types of users, regardless of their skill level.
The app can also be installed directly on a USB flash drive, external hard drive or similar storage unit, so you can lock any folder from that location.
After a brief setup operation, you are welcomed by a standard window with a well-defined layout, where you can import folders into the list by using only the tree view, since the "drag and drop" functionality is not supported.
Once you specify a password and optional hint, Password Protect USB applies the modification to the folder immediately. From this point on, you need to insert the required password to access that directory. However, the password is automatically removed afterward, so you need to redo the task.
An important aspect of Password Protect USB is that it creates an entry in the Windows Explorer context menu, allowing you to rapidly lock a folder. Unfortunately, you cannot lock multiple directories at the same time.
Password Protect USB is very low-demanding concerning the CPU and system memory, so it doesn't burden the computer's overall performance. It has a good response time and includes a help file. No error dialogs have been shown in our tests and the app did not hang or crash; we haven't encountered any issues. To sum it up, Password Protect USB supplies users with a quick solution to locking folders.