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Encrypting USB drives
« on: October 17, 2014, 05:37:36 AM »
 

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I was trying to encrypt or password protect a USB drive and I found a video explaining how to do this:



As described I went to the Synaptic Package Manager to download the "cryptsetup" and it showed that it was already installed...but I cannot find it anywhere, do I need a command to activate it somehow?

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Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 07:37:38 AM »
 

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'cryptsetup' is a command line tool.
If you need a GUI tool  (Graphical User Interface) you need toinstall gnome-disk-utility
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sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
 

Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2014, 09:38:31 AM »
 

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Thank you misko. I ran the line you suggested and it did a bunch of stuff, but I still cannot find the Disk Utility - I don't understand why when I install something it doesn't show up in the Menu somewhere...

thanks
 

Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2014, 11:12:53 AM »
 

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@Alex,

Try this location:
Menu > All > Disks

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Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2014, 04:12:50 PM »
 

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@Alex,

Try this location:
Menu > All > Disks

~Scott

 ;D ;D that's exactly where it was! I know what you are thinking: Alex could not possibly be so dumb, well not quite, but close.

Thanks

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Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2014, 05:56:06 PM »
 

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@Alex

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I know what you are thinking: Alex could not possibly be so dumb, well not quite, but close

Nope, not at all. I've easily had more than my fair share of duh moments!  :)

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Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2014, 07:59:57 PM »
 

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Alex, no worries. Happens to me sometimes when I use Windows 8. :)
 

Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2022, 01:12:32 PM »
 

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This information is 8 years old and all has changed.Need up to date info.ThanksAmigo
 

Re: Encrypting USB drives
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2022, 05:48:35 AM »
 

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This information is 8 years old and all has changed.Need up to date info.ThanksAmigo
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« Last Edit: January 21, 2022, 03:14:34 AM by alidonkaka6 »
 

 

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