The Password Traveler tool is very easy to use you simply open the password traveler exe on the drive and you have the secure partition creation tool. Now a word before you use this, If you have any data on it when you create the new partition you will lose it so I would make sure that it is empty before proceeding.
To setup your partition you click on the format button, then use the slider to set the partition size for your Security Zone, enter a password [and confirm it], enter a hint if you want and then click format.
Here is one other limitation of this application; the PasswordTraveler application cannot format in NTFS. It can only format in Fat 32. This means that if you want to move large files [over 10GB] like a VM disk or something larger you are not going to be able to do this. Talking to Kingston they chose this to maintain compatibility; under Windows XP NTFS on a removable drive can cause errors on the drive if not safely removed. This problem does not exist in Windows Vista or Windows 7 but as XP is still the most prevalent Microsoft OS they chose to leave it as Fat 32. Kingston does not have any plans to include NTFS support until after XP support ends. We will tell you how to get around this in a little bit.
Now once you have created this new partition you will see that your new DT-200 shows up as smaller, the newly created partition is not visible at all, even in Disk Manager. This is a nice little feature that can [in some cases] even prevent someone from knowing that you are hiding anything at all. To get to your data you double click on the Password Traveler exe again and it will ask you for your password. Enter the password and you can now access the hidden safety partition. As you can see now your DT-200 shows up as the exact size of the safety zone partition.
Now for the draw backs. You cannot access files in the non-secure partition while you are in the secure partition and vice versa. You cannot access the secure partition from boot up. Due to the security in place that partition is not active and as such cannot be access from anything other than inside Windows.
This also means that commands like Convert and ChkDsk will not work if they need boot-time access.
As we told you above there is a way to get your DT-200 formatted NTFS. For most things it would be a simple use of the convert command. Sadly while the convert command works on the non-secure partition it will not work on the secure one. This is because the secure partition is not accessible during start up.
All is not lost though, you can get your DT-200 formatted NTFS; it just takes a few extra steps. Here is what you have to do. You need to create the safety zone partition and then log into it. From there you need to copy the Logout Password Traveler short cut to a safe location [like your desktop], open up my computer and right click on the DT-200 select format and chose NTFS. Once it is finished copy the logout shortcut back to the drive and you are done.
Now you have a secure NTFS partition that you can use.
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