Rohos Mini Drive

Rohos Mini Drive

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 24 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0
File Size:
3.46MB
Date Added:
December 13, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
62,030
Downloads Last Week:
38
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

USB drives are simple to carry, but easy to misplace and that can be risky with sensitive information. Rohos Mini Drive is a freeware app that safeguards personal documents by creating a password-protected partition on your flash drive. The download actually installs two programs. One, Rohos Mini Drive, is the partition manager that self-installs as a portable app on the drive when you create the partition. The second, Rohos Disk Browser, is a portable file manager, which can be useful when the encrypted partition can't be read by the host computer.

Operating Rohos Mini Drive is fairly straightforward. Plug in your portable drive and start the program. You should see three choices: Set up USB flash drive, Change password, and Options. Setting up the drive requires choosing a password--that's it. Depending on the size of the drive, creating the partition should happen reasonably quickly. Once the partition has been created, you can change the disk size and partition drive letter. The Rohos Disk Browser displays and manipulate items in the protected partition. Single-click functions include open, saving, deleting, and displaying file properties. Searching and opening the partition is also easily selected from a short pull-down menu.

Rohos Mini Drive includes features to open the protected drive on systems where the user doesn't have administrator rights. That makes this app easy to use anywhere from public library labs to your best friend's system. We can easily recommend this app for all experienced users needing to transport personal files.

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  • 5 stars

    "This is amazing software"

    December 07, 2012   |   By darkflameq

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.9

    Pros

    Secure Data
    Secure USB drive

    Cons

    Requires administration permissions (not the programs fault, that's Microsoft's fault).

    Thus it won't work with work limited accounts unless you get IT to install the program.

    Summary

    There is a big difference between free and paid versions, the free one is limited to only a 2gb partition and doesn't have the auto map feature.

    If you only need 2gb of secure data and don't mind manually mapping the drive each time, stick with the free version.

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  • 2 stars

    "Dont buy it,use it free,no differences between"

    April 04, 2012   |   By hasansbr

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.9

    Pros

    I am purchased upgrade to pro for Rohos mini drive by credit card , I am not happy to buy it and I want refund and I want my money back, first off all, anything change when I enter my upgrade to pro serial, I couldnt see any differences between upgrade to pro or free mini rohos, Program gives always error: " use data saving", what did I buy, what does it mean upgrade to pro, free is the same, there is not change anything when I enter my serial and I have not receive email after I paid money by credit card

    Cons

    I am purchased upgrade to pro for Rohos mini drive by credit card , I am not happy to buy it and I want refund and I want my money back, first off all, anything change when I enter my upgrade to pro serial, I couldnt see any differences between upgrade to pro or free mini rohos, Program gives always error: " use data saving", what did I buy, what does it mean upgrade to pro, free is the same, there is not change anything when I enter my serial and I have not receive email after I paid money by credit card

    Summary

    Use it free,I purchased upgrade to pro,no differences between pro and free mini rohos.

    Updated on Apr 4, 2012

    Use it free,I purchased upgrade to pro,no differences between pro and free mini rohos.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent Software"

    October 17, 2011   |   By dragondownloud

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.8.1

    Pros

    Encrypts well, works for many things, can always open it

    Cons

    Only a certain amount can be encrypted, refuses to properly encrypt an entire drive.

    Summary

    A good software that will encrypt a piece of a drive for useful storage, this works well for personal documents and other things, very user friendly and easy to figure out.

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  • 1 stars

    "Junk... Pure Junk."

    September 06, 2011   |   By parchoffi4j

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.8.1

    Pros

    Not a single one.

    Cons

    Puts a 2Gb partition on your thumb drive and has no instructions on how to add to the partition or how to delete the partition, so now I have a thumb drive with 2Gb of unusable space. Also, would not recognize my password.

    Summary

    This program is flat out AWFUL and CNET editors should be ashamed of themselves for giving this such a positive review. They lost almost all credibility with me today. This is program pitiful.

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  • 4 stars

    "excellent freeware"

    March 02, 2011   |   By senbds

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.8.1

    Pros

    everything
    starts up and closes in a flash without any trouble

    Cons

    so far nothing

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  • 1 stars

    "* Epic FAIL! *"

    December 01, 2010   |   By Petoskey116

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.8

    Pros

    Locks a disk... but you can't unlock it. LOL

    Cons

    Can't unlock a disk. ROFL thats so fail.

    Summary

    Just like the dude above said, you can't unlock a disk. So GL.

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  • 1 stars

    "Alternative name: USB thrasher"

    November 30, 2010   |   By stigbjarne

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.8

    Pros

    None whatsoever.

    Cons

    It does not work, except from the fact that it can encrypt a section, password protect it and then deny ANY access to it with the previous created password. It also denies formatting, so the disk therefore is wrecked.

    Summary

    Worse than crap.

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  • 5 stars

    "May be the best among freeware USB encryption softwares"

    August 26, 2010   |   By maggi0508

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.7

    Pros

    Really fully portable. Open documents and launchs applications on any pc even without administrator rights !

    Cons

    Free edition less featured than trialware one (Disk Encryption 1.7)....but how to ask for more without paying? :-) :-)

    Summary

    At the moment Rohos Mini Drive is really far ahead of competitors !

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  • 3 stars

    "Does what it's supposed to"

    February 08, 2010   |   By 1-1-6Clique

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.7

    Pros

    clean interface

    Cons

    little bit of a learning curve

    Summary

    Good at setting up a partition on your drive that you wish to protect from prying eyes.

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  • 2 stars

    "Does the job"

    December 08, 2009   |   By JWalker312

    Version: Rohos Mini Drive 1.7

    Pros

    does a fine job for basic security issues

    Cons

    Not totally free, only a 16 day trial and limits amount of disc space until registration

    Summary

    Probably look for something else

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