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    Martin Vaupell
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    Default Need a USB locking app ?

    I Need to do some data recovery, but first need to lock my USB from writing any data to the drive

    Any suggestions on apps Or as us old school guys call them "programs" that has been tested for windows 8 ?

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    Default Re: Need a USB locking app ?

    If it's a USB drive why not simply disconnect it or disable it in the Device Manager?
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    Default Re: Need a USB locking app ?

    There was one brand that has a lock to protect the contents (SanDisk U3), of which I still have 2 of.

    Not a speedy Flash drive, but I like the U3 encryption. Never has been buggy, unlike BitLocker. As long as you don't forget your password.

    I wished that more Flash drives were built like those were, not just the U3 protection, but the physical lock on the drive. Accidents does happen. I've yet to see any software type of write protection for these drives.

    Like Joe stated, simply remove or disable it. Can't go wrong there. If by chance there's something that you need from it while you're doing whatever, just copy that item over to your Documents prior to removal.

    Cat

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    Default Re: Need a USB locking app ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe S View Post
    If it's a USB drive why not simply disconnect it or disable it in the Device Manager?
    Joe
    Quote Originally Posted by catilley1092 View Post
    There was one brand that has a lock to protect the contents (SanDisk U3), of which I still have 2 of.

    Not a speedy Flash drive, but I like the U3 encryption. Never has been buggy, unlike BitLocker. As long as you don't forget your password.

    I wished that more Flash drives were built like those were, not just the U3 protection, but the physical lock on the drive. Accidents does happen. I've yet to see any software type of write protection for these drives.

    Like Joe stated, simply remove or disable it. Can't go wrong there. If by chance there's something that you need from it while you're doing whatever, just copy that item over to your Documents prior to removal.

    Cat
    Well as mentioned it is a part of data recovery, meaning if you disconnect the drive you wont be able to image it.
    If you write unintentionally or intentionally to a drive with bad sectors you are just making things much worse and
    can lead to catastrophic failure, and yes so can "just reading" the drive, but that's a must.


    I used to work with usb_writeblock (Edit - cant post links, esentially a winXp program that does what i need.) which do prevent writing to a
    USB connected harddrive so it is possible to get a image of it. However, after some testing it does not lock on my win8 desktop usb drives
    which is why I'm looking for something that will work for an modern system.

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