How to Copy Protect USB Drives with USB Copy Protection

Step 1. Install USB Copy Protection and Select USB drive to protect

Step 2. Make settings about access permissions

Step 3. Select an appropriate security strength

Step 4. Finish copy protection of files in USB drive

Tips. Tips about the USB Copy Protection

KakaSoft USB Copy Protection is a reliable and portable program to encrypt and lock your files, so that your files or materials of great value in the USB drives are protected from unauthorized access and copy.

Intellectual properties and presentation materials are the result of your intelligence, therefore once they are copied or stolen by unauthorized user people will suffer from the possible consequence of illegal distribution and spreading of your files. Under the protection of copy protection program, you can display any files and documents as you like and copy protect them from illegal activities, you will never worry about data breach or file missing anymore.

Here is a quick look at how to use KakaSoft USB Copy Protection to copy protect a wide range of major media formats in USB drives and make some settings as a new user.

Get USB Copy Protection here and learn to copy protect a USB flash drive in 4 steps:

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Step 1. Plug-in USB drive and run USB Copy Protection.

Download USB Copy Protection from the our website and then run the Setup program. After the installation, open USB Copy Protection, please make sure you've plugged your USB drive into computer first. if the drive fail to appear in the list please click "Refresh" button.

Please make sure that you have transferred the files or documents into the USB flash drive before you start to copy protect them.

Then select the disk you want to protect and lock.

usb copy protection interface


Step 2. Make settings about access permissions

You can customize access permissions here in "Permission Settings" window to ensure USB copy protection and assign specific access permissions to different users as the Administrator according to your own need.

Read access: Users can only open and view files in USB drive.
Write access: Users can only open and import files but can't copy or delete them.
Full access: Users have full access to files in the disk.
Custom access: You can assign specific access permissions to different users.

Note: You can modify the permissions with Admin account under the protection of USB copy protection and ONLY the administrator has the full access permission for files in the USB drive.
permission settings

In the "Permissions" window, you can customize access permissions.

access permission


Step 3 Select an appropriate security strength

In the "Options" window, you can set suitable security strength for your locked files to control copy protection. We suggest you choose the “Normal” strength as the default setting if you use this program for the first time.

Then, you can make some personalized settings about the program for your own preference.


Step 4 Finish copy protection of files in your USB drive

Navigate to “Encrypt Now” option, enter your administrator password, or if you are using the trial version, enter the default password “123456”.

Finally, click on “Protect” button to finish USB copy protection now!

Set Access Password


Tips about the Client

  1. 1. After you copy protect your USB drive you find all files are hidden when you open the USB disk, so you need to run the client to get access to the USB flash drive.
  2. Run "Client" in the copy controlled USB drive, enter password in the following Login window.
    Note: The admin password for trial version is "123456"

  3. Protected Folder

  4. 2. Run the client and here appears a login window. You can login with Admin or user account, while only the administrator has the full access permissions for files in the USB disk.
  5. Login Window

  6. 3. In the following "Documents" window, users only have the lowest access permission to the files, while the administrator has the full access. An administrator can assign different permissions to different users. You can modify permissions with Admin account by: Click Manage->Permission Settings, then modify the permissions for different users.

Here is the ending of the tutorial of USB Copy Protection, if you have any question about this software, please feel free to contact us.