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SecureTravelerUser’s Manual

SecureTraveleris the DataTraveler® configuration utility that allows corporate and home users to set up public andpassword-protectedprivacy zones on compatible DataTraveler USB Flash Drives. It also allows users to set Windows shortcuts to launch the program conveniently.

This document is designed to get you started with SecureTraveler and includes important frequently asked questions (FAQs). For the latest FAQs, please visit the DataTraveler® website atwww.kingston.com/support/USBFLASHDRIVES .

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TABLE OFCONTENTS

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System ...................................................................................................................................

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1.1

Requirements.................................................................................................................

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1.2

Recommendations .........................................................................................................

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Public And Privacy Zones....................................................................................................

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Connecting The DataTraveler® ............................................................................................

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Configuring The DataTraveler® With SecureTraveler......................................................

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4.1

Creating the Privacy Zone..............................................................................................

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4.2

Accessing Your Privacy Zone ......................................................................................

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4.3

Customizing SecureTravelerSettings........................................................................

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Frequently Asked Questions .............................................................................................

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1 SYSTEM

1.1Requirements

Pentium II 266 MHz Processor

2MB hard drive free space

Operating Systems: Windows Vista(32-bitonly)*, Windows XP® SP1 and SP2, Windows 2000® SP4

Administrative privileges for Windows XP and 2000.

USB Port 2.0/1.1

* Windows ReadyBoost not supported.

1.2Recommendations

Graphic accelerator that supports 24-bitcolor depth forbest-qualitygraphics

2 PUBLICANDPRIVACYZONES

The DataTraveler® can be set up for a public zone only, or a public and privacy zone. A public “zone” refers to the area on the DataTraveler® that is not protected. By default, Kingston sets up the entire DataTraveler as a public zone at the factory. Files in the public zone can be seen and read onUSB-readycomputers; there is no data security in the public zone.

DataTraveler listed as 1GB of capacity1 will be set up as a single zone by default (Figure 1):

Figure 1: Single Zone

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Please note: Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Digital media Guide at Kingston.com/Digital_Media_Guide.

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If the SecureTraveleris used to format and create a privacy zone, then a 1GB DataTraveler could be divided as follows (Figure 2):

Figure 2: Divided Zone

In the previous example (Figure 2), the total available data storage area is broken up as:

-Privacypartition of 363 MB

-Publicpartition for the remainder, or 984 MB – 363 MB = 621 MB.

Files in the privacy zone cannot be accessed without entering a password set up by the person who set up the privacy zone. Privacy zones thus offer data security for private data. Without a password, there is no way to even view the file names stored in the privacy zone, let alone the files themselves.

This User Guide will explain how to set up public and private partitions for increased data security, as well as setting up Windows shortcuts to allow for faster and easier access to the SecureTraveler program.

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3 CONNECTINGTHEDATATRAVELER®

Insert your DataTraveler USB Flash drive into the USB port. The Operating Systems will automatically recognize the DataTraveler and install the required drivers.

Generally, Windows will display the contents of the public zone of the DataTraveler (Figure 3).

Figure 3: DataTraveler Public Zone Contents

If you do not need a privacy zone for data security, you can use the DataTraveler without running SecureTraveler.

For computers running supported Microsoft Windows: If you’d like to set up a privacy zone, double-clickon theSecureTravelerexecutable program (Figure 3). Section 4 will describe the use of the SecureTraveler program.

Note: SecureTraveler software is not supported on Macintosh systems.

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4 CONFIGURINGTHEDATATRAVELER® WITHSECURETRAVELER

CAUTION! When you create or update a privacy zone, the DataTraveler® is formatted and ALL data stored on the drive will be lost. Backup your files before you create or change your privacy zone. SecureTraveler will save the SecureTraveler.exe file; however, you will need to save the User Guide to your hard drive prior to any format changes.

4.1Creating the Privacy Zone

When the SecureTravelerprogram is executed, a Language Selector screen will appear (Figure 4):

Figure 4: SecureTraveler Language Selector

If English is OK for the program language, click the OK button to continue. To prevent this screen from showing up every time you run the DataTraveler®, please check the box next to theDon’t show this message next time; note that you can still change this option and the language on the Formatting screen.

To change the language, click on the language display to show all available languages and highlight the desired language before clicking the OK button (Figure 5). You can also checkDon’t show this message next time if desired.

Figure 5: SecureTraveler Languages List

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Next, the Welcome Screen is displayed, explaining that there is no privacy zone defined (Figure 6):

Figure 6: SecureTraveler Welcome Screen

Click Cancel to exit SecureTraveler orOK to continue to the Format screen (Figure 7).

Figure 7: SecureTraveler Format Screen

The Format screen allows you to define the size of the privacy zone and password used to access it.

To set the password, which is required for the privacy zone, enter it in the Password andConfirm Password fields; both passwords keyed in must match exactly for SecureTraveler to accept the password. This password can be changed later in the Settings screen.

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The Hint field, which is optional to fill in, is there to help you remember a password should you forget it.

CAUTION! If you forget your privacy zone password, you will no longer be able to access files stored in the privacy zone; you will be required to reformat and reinitialize the privacy zone to regain the original space, thereby losing all the files stored there. This is done to protect the data – you cannot access it without the password defined by the creator of the privacy zone.

Next, click on the slider bar with your mouse (Figure 8), and while holding down the left mouse key, drag the pointer to correspond to the desired split between public and privacy zones. The privacy zone can only be set up to 90% of the capacity of the flash drive shown on the screen. The selected area for the privacy zone will be highlighted in green on the DataTraveler graphic.

Slider bar

Figure 8: SecureTraveler Formatting Slider Bar

After selecting the privacy zone size, click OK to continue. If you do not wish to make any changes, clickCancel to exit this screen.

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In the example, a 1 GB DataTraveler is set up to have about 500MB allocated for privacy zone (Figure 9).

Figure 9: Format Screen with Privacy Zone

Due to different DataTraveler capacities, SecureTraveler may make slight adjustments to the userselected privacy zone size to optimize the internal storage division; so, if you select 501.50 MB for the privacy zone, SecureTraveler will increase it to 506.50 MB for best fit with a 1GB DataTraveler drive.

When ready, click OK to proceed with the format, or clickCancel to exit this screen without making any changes.

If there are no errors, SecureTraveler will ask for confirmation before proceeding with the actual format (Figure 10).

Figure 10: Format Warning Screen

Click Cancel to cancel the Formatting, orOK to continue with the format.

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SecureTraveler will then initiate the format to create the privacy partition, and display a format status window (Figure 11).

Figure 11: Format Status Window

When the formatting has completed successfully, you will see a Format Completed screen (Figure 12):

Figure 12: Format Completed Window

Click OK to continue. At this point, the privacy zone formatting process is completed and you are shown the Login screen to get into the privacy partition. ClickCancel to exit the program, or enter the Password you just defined to access the privacy zone. Accessing the privacy Zone is explained in the next section.

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