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"HDLock" on new Eaget 1Tb external HDD

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by MikeJG, Feb 25, 2015.

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  1. MikeJG

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    I've just added a new Eaget 1Tb external HDD to my computer. My 'List of Drives' shows the Eaget (K: ) and there's also a "List of Devices with Removeable Storage". One of them is "CD Drive (J: ) EAGET" and clicking on this one brings up another list: Autorun (setup information), Eaget (Icon), HDLock (Application) and HDLock (Pict. Image).
    I find that 'HDLock' is a means of encryption (for security of files on the HDD) that requires a pysical key/tag to make it work. That also presents a problem, or at least inconvenience, if it is lost so I don't want it on the computer.
    Is there a way to delete those four on the 'Removeable Storage' list? And would there be any problem caused by doing so?
     
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    If they are on a virtual CD drive then you can't just delete them. You would have to disable the virtual CD device. I can't seem to find a support site for that company that provides guides on how to remove that. With drives made by WD or Seagate they tend to provide a utility to remove or disable the virtual CD drive. Is there any documentation with the drive that provides a website or contact info for the company?

    I don't think it requires a physical key but rather a password that's how most programs like that work.

    If you don't configure the software it shouldn't encrypt the drive, it should take numerous steps to enable it so I doubt it would happen accidentally.
     
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