This is your standard USB flash drive so all you have to do to get it up and running is simply plug it into an open USB port on your PC.
Once plugged in Windows will automatically detect the drive. The drive is formatted as exFAT and the 128GB version of the drive will have 116GB of usable space.
The drive does not come empty, on the drive you’ll find quick start guides for both Windows and Mac as well as an installed for Lexar’s DataShield application.
When you first go to install Lexar’s DataShield software it will ask you to create a password.
Once your password is created you’ll be prompted to enter it when you open the DataShield application up.
With the application open it is your simple “Protected Files” type of application which allows you to drag and drop files and folders over to the “My Protected Files” section. You can now only access these files when you have the application open. As a reminder this drive offers 256-bit AES encryption.