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How do I use my encrypted Kingston USB thumb drive?

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Article SummarySet a password first time, and use password to access on each use.
The Kingston 4GB USB thumb drive allows you to store important files on encrypted portable storage. The files are password protected, can easily be walked between computers, and are compatible with currently supported versions of Windows on computers with a functional USB 2 or USB 3 port.

The attached user documentation PDF (3 megs) provides you with more details on the DT Vault USB drive.
For help getting started, see the following procedures.

To access the encrypted USB drive

The first time you use the encrypted USB drive has a couple extra steps - installing drivers and setting the password.
  1. When you first insert the USB drive into your computer, it will install the required drivers if they are not already installed. This may take a minute or two.
  2. Open Windows Explorer and go to the Computer folder. Go to Windows menu > Documents > Computer.
  3. You will see the USB drive and a DVD RW drive with a shield icon. Click on the shield icon to open the folder.
  4. Click on DRVP30_launcher.exe file to run the file.
  5. You will be prompted to enter your password.
    • If there is no password, you can set a new password.
    • If you set a new password, it will erase the drive.
  6. Once you enter a valid password, you will be able to access the USB drive as normal.
Note: If you attempt to access the USB drive before entering the password, you will not have access.

To remove the USB drive

  1. Close all applications that are accessing files stored on the USB drive.
  2. Go to the toolbar in the bottom right corner, select the expand arrow and select the Eject USB option.
  3. Wait for the Safe to remove USB message.
  4. You may now safely remove the USB drive.



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