How to Secure and Personalize USB Pen Drive

USB devices have become an integral part of our day to day operation whether it is transferring important documents from one system to another or getting a movie to watch from your friend. In the earlier post we have discussed about controlling USB device rights using a tool ‘Phrozen Safe USB. In this article we are going to discuss some of the methods and tips to personalize and secure USB pen drives.

Read : Want to control USB Device Rights – Use Phrozen Safe USB Tool

How to Personalize USB Pen Drive?

Want to add custom name and icon to your pen drive then follow the given steps.

1 To add personalized icon and label you have to tweak ‘Autorun.inf’ file from the USB root directory.

Details of pen drive before personalization

Details of pen drive before personalization

2 Copy and Paste your favorite icon.ico file into USB Root directory

3 Open Notepad and add the below given code and save the text file as ‘autorun.inf’. See the figure below for clear understanding


label = “<your name here>”

icon = “yourIcon.ico” 

Personalize USB Pen Drive

After Personalization

After Personalization

How to Secure USB Pen drives?

Some of the tools available for securing your pen drives are as follows:

  • Write Protect your USB Drive – ThumbScrew
  • Make Autorun.inf Read Only & System File – ThumbScrew
  • Automatically Disable Autorun – Hold down Shift Key while attaching your USB drive to temporarily stop “Autorun” from popping up, this can save your from getting virus transfer
  • Encrypt your USB with Truecrypt – Truecrypt

Use the above discussed tips and tools and let us know your opinion.

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  1. Ameah June 10, 2014

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