Encrypting External Hard Drive Used With Chromebook?

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  1. Drew1

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    I posted this in the chromebook subforum but I think it probably would be better answered here? So i use bitlocker with my dell xps windows ten laptop. I also use an old chromebook.


    So I have a one tb external hard drive that i downloaded lot of videos/files on with the chromebook. Thus after a lot of files, i transfer it to my chromebook by copy and pasting it etc. I only connect it to my chromebook though and not my main dell xps laptop windows ten.


    So whenever i connect it to usb port on chromebook, i can access the files. Now how do i encrypt this external hard drive if I only connect it to my chromebook? Do i need to download an encryption program from the google play store? Or do i need to connect it to my windows ten laptop and then encrypt it with say bitlocker? But when i connect the external hard drive to my chromebook, how would it ask me for a bitlocker password then since it doesn't use windows?
     
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    AFAIK Bitlocker is the MOST dangerous setup you can do to your computer it protects nothing and the user will they themselves lock themselves out.
     
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    I hold the 100% opposite opinion.
     
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    @StormJumper @6730b I'm in the middle - I've seen more than a handful of "I enabled whatLocker?", but then having the key sitting and waiting for the person in their Microsoft Account.

    But I don't like Bitlocker for unmanaged users / normal people. It's a mess if you don't know *exactly* what you are doing, and makes the occasional problems a nightmare if you aren't keeping an eye on backups and that precious recovery key.
     
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    For me any kinda encryption unless your CIA, NSA, KGB you don't need to do that. If they want your data they can already phish it out of you already.
     
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  8. Papusan

    Papusan TURDBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    I wouldn't touch any of Microsoft's tool for so called security http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...nd-announcements.826887/page-68#post-11040315

    Windows 10 News and Announcements...
    None should use Microsoft accounts! Tretmine Microsoft Account: Arbitrary lock on online functions...
    Post by: Papusan, Jul 15, 2020 in forum: Windows OS and Software
     
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