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.
Rohos Mini Drive allows you to protect your USB stick by using hidden and encrypted partition. Those who has Megabytes of sensitive files on the USB drive and seriously concerned with data security cannot imagine their USB stick without the hidden and encrypted volume that is created using this tool. It allows opening encrypted partition on any guest computer even without having Administrator's rights. Includes Rohos Mini Drive Portable application that works from any USB drive or PC
New feature 'Hide and Encrypt Folder' allows to encrypt and lock applications like Skype, Google Chrome and Firefox application as well as regular PC folders. When your encrypted USB drive is not connected to PC your Applications will be locked and unable to start.
With Rohos Mini you may encrypt up to 8GB of data on any USB flash drive.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.0 added encryption capacity up to 8 GB, Windows 8 support, When protected partition is connected as Virtual Drive - it will be visible only for the current user account, and allows to fully encrypt and lock applications like: ICQ, QIP, Opera and Mail.ru Agent.