Create Hidden and Encrypted Partition on USB Drive

7 May 2009 By Rakshit


How do you prefer to protect your important files and folders in your USB flash drive? Or, let’s rephrase this question a little bit. Do you know how to password protect all important files and folders in your USB flash drive?

Rohos Mini Drive is the ultimate solution to the above question. It is a FREE application that can create hidden and encrypted partition on the USB drive. That means you have a partition that is visible only when you provide the correct password. Moreover, it doesn’t require Administrative Privileges to open password protected USB drive partition.

Rohos Mini Drive

Rohos Mini Drive will automatically detect your USB drive. All you need to do is to set a password which you can remember easily and encrypted volume will be created automatically. Accessing the password protected partition is also very easy. Just click on Rohos icon present in the USB drive root folder, enter the correct password and the application will open this partition instantly. Rohos does not create real partition on your UDB drive instead it’s a kind of virtual partition that can be only be accessed by providing the correct password.

Few key features are:-

  • Creates virtual encrypted partition.
  • No installation needed to open the encrypted partition. Just click on Rohos.exe file present inside the root folder of your USB drive.
  • Encryption is automatic and the algorithm used is AES 256 bit key length.
  • Virtual keyboard comes as a part of this application to protect your password getting caught by any keylogger.
  • Encrypted partition size can be as big as 2 GB.
  • Above all, it’s totally FREE to use.

System requirements:

  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.
  • USB 1.1/2.0 port.
  • USB flash drive or U3 Smart flash drive with 1 Mb or more free space.

Download it from HERE.

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Software 2 comments


Hi Rakshit,
Nice blog.
Just noticed that the link with anchor text “Rohos Mini Drive” is not correct.
You may like to correct that.


sensiguard says:

Thanks for sharing with us .very informative and interesting …keep posting 😀

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