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No BitLocker on My Win 8.1. Need Alternative Suggestion

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    No BitLocker on My Win 8.1. Need Alternative Suggestion


    I have a thumbdrive that I'd like to password protect. It looked like BitLocker would fit the bill but it's not on my Windows 8.1 PCs. It's apparently only on the "pro" versions. I don't find BitLocker in the Store either.

    Please suggest a simple alternative.

    Thank you!

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    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
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    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Here's a list of free ones: 9 Best Free USB Encryption Software. I haven't used any of them so can't recommend one over another.
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    New York, USA
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)


    I tried This one and it works good (and it's open source): https://diskcryptor.net/
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