Clinic Secure Flash Drives

Insert the flash drive and open file explorer.

Right click on the drive where it is listed in the left-hand menu of file explorer.

When the menu appears, click “Format…”

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A “Format USB drive” dialogue will pop up; under the drop down menu for File system, select NTFS

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Click “Start” and select “Okay” when the warning appears. Another box notify you when the format is complete. “Click Okay.”

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Return to File Explorer and right click the flash drive again. This time select “Turn on BitLocker.”

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You’ll see a new dialogue titled “BitLocker Drive Encryption.” Check the option to “Use a password to unlock the drive,” and use the designated password for these clinic drives. Enter it twice and click “Next.”

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When asked how you want to back up the recovery key, print a hard copy. Click “Next.”

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Choose to “Encrypt used disk space only.” Click “Next.”

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Use compatible mode to encrypt the drive, since it will be moved from machine to machine. Click “Next.”

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Start the encryption.

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You will see a progress bar and a notification when the encryption is complete.

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