What is USB Lock?
USB Lock is a standalone application that lets you password protect and secure your USB drives,
external hard drives, SD cards and all other external storage devices with a single click. It is
completely PC independent and doesn’t require administrative privileges to operate. It is highly
reliable with fully compatible with all 32 and 64-bit Windows operating systems. Its fastest and
simplest portable locking keeps your drives from all type of data theft, data leak, viruses and
What should I do to protect USB drive after installation?
After installation, simply double click the USB Lock.exe to launch the program from your removable
device/drive. Set and confirm a password for the application, as well as a password hint. After you
have set the password, click the ‘Protect' button to Lock and password protect your drive along with
all the data stored on that drive.
What should I do to unprotect my data from portable drive?
Accessing your data protected with USB Lock just require a single click. All you need to do is plug in
your USB/External drive on a computer running any version of Windows operating system, run the
USB Lock application, enter your password and click ‘Unprotect’ button. All your protected data will
get unprotected instantly and will be visible on your drive. Please note that this data will not get
protected automatically if you plug out your USB drive, and you have to protect it again, once you
no longer need to access your files.
Do I need to run USB Lock every time to make my portable drive locked?
Yeah! You always need to run the USB Lock application to protect or unprotect your data on any
computer. To password protect your data, simply launch the application from your USB drive and
enter password to lock your data on this device.
Can I protect data in any portable device like external drives and USB drives?
Absolutely yes! You can easily protect any kind and size of your personal and sensitive data on any
portable device with USB Lock. It uses patented locking and advance level protection system to
powerfully protect USB drives, external hard drives, memory cards, flash drives, SD cards and any
other external storage devices.
My USB or External drive is not showing any empty space after protecting it USB Lock, why?
This is because when you protect your USB drive with USB Lock, the application hides the actual size
of your drive so that nobody can find out the amount of data stored on that drive. This is a privacy
feature, so that if anyone gets their hand on your drive, they will never be able to find what kind and
size of data you have stored on this drive.
What happens if I remove the USB drive without protecting it again?
If you use remove your USB drive from the computer before protecting it again, your data will
remain completely unprotected and accessible for everyone. You have to make sure that once you
do not need to access your files anymore, click ‘Protect’ button again and Lock your USB drive
before plugging it out.
What happens to USB Lock if I format my USB flash drive?
There is nothing to worry about if you ever need to format your drive. Simply download USB Lock
and install it again on your USB drive. If you are licensed user, you will be able to use the same
license key to register the full version.
What happens to my data if my portable drive gets stolen?
If your portable drive is protected with USB Lock, you don’t have to worry about your data. It will
keep your data completely secure and protected from all kind of data theft and data breaches. No
unauthorized person can access your protected data without knowing the correct password. No
matter, how much data is stored on a portable drive or USB thumb drive, USB Lock continues your
data protection and locking until and unless unprotected with a correct password.
Someone deleted USBLock.exe from my device, how can I unprotect it now?
Simply download the USB Lock from our website. Run the setup again and install the program on
your USB drive or external storage device in which you have protected your data and then unprotect
your data by entering correct password.
What operating systems does USB Lock support?
USB Lock is fully compatible with all Windows operating systems and works flawlessly on Windows
10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, along with their 32 and 64-bit variants.
USB Lock also supports all file systems like FAT32 and NTFS.
Does USB Lock keep my data protected on all platforms like MAC and Linux?
Absolutely Yes! USB Lock will continue to protect your data no matter which operating system it is
plugged it in. Your protected data will remain locked and protected in Mac and Linux operating
Does USB Lock require administrative privileges to work?
No, USB Lock does not require administrative privileges to operate. USB Lock perfectly password
protect your USB flash drives and doesn’t entail any system requirement.
Will my data remain protected if I work in Windows Safe Mode?
Yes! If your USB drive is protected with USB Lock, it will remain protected even if someone boots
your computer in safe mode. You can also protect and unprotect your data, the way you normally
does. This is because USB Lock protection also works in Safe Mode so that snoopers cannot switch
to Safe Mode for an easy hack.
Does USB Lock also protect data from Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spywares, etc.?
Of course yes! Along with its one click password protection of your data from data theft and data
leaks, USB Lock also prevent all type of viruses, Trojans and malwares from affecting your data in
any way and there is no any way these types of programs can harm your protected data. Strong
controls and adequate operations of USB Lock saves you from data leakage and saves your systems
from any infections from computer viruses and other malicious software.
I have forgotten my Password. How can I get it back?
Please contact our customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I change my Password?
You can change your USB Lock password any time you want. Simply Click 'Settings' icon on the title
bar and you will see the option to change your password. Simply enter your old password and then
set and confirm your new password. Passwords are case sensitive, make sure that you remember
your new password.