The Rohos Mini Drive utility protects files on a USB drive by
creating an encrypted and password-protected partition, or section
of drive space. You can save or copy files into the partition as
per normal, but if you happen to lose the drive anyone would have
to know the password to decrypt your protected files.
After a quick download and installation you can choose a size,
encryption type (AES256 or Blowfish) and drive letter to use for
the encrypted partition. When you connect, or mount, the encrypted
partition, it will show up in Explorer under the drive letter you
choose. You can access the remaining, unencrypted space on the
drive like you usually do, under the drive letter usually used for
USB drives on your PC.
The handy tool is entirely portable. You can get to your
encrypted files on another PC that doesn’t have the Rohos Mini
Drive software installed by going to that regular, unencrypted part
of the drive and double-clicking the ‘Rohos mini.exe’ file and
providing your password.
While the utility is active, you’ll see a program icon in the
system tray. When you want to disconnect the drive, be sure to
right-click the icon and disconnect the drive to avoid damaging
If you use USB drives to carry any sensitive files, Rohos Mini
Drive is an easy and free option for keeping your data safe from
Note: This program is donationware. It is free to try,
but the author accepts and encourages donations towards further