I like to have a protected folder on my USB stick with my name in it, so if someone finds it, they can return it to me. There will be no data inside, it's just a named folder on top of all other data.
I had this on my other stick, but don't remember how I did it. It was some kind of filesystem trick where Windows couldn't access the folder because there was another protected folder inside or something.
When I google for it, I keep finding lots of blog entries on how to create a folder with Windws keywords that are protected. But I don't want a folder named "AUX" or "COM", it should be a custom name.
I already tried to protected it with
cacls, but it does not work on a FAT32 USB.
Reformatting to NTFS would be ok if required, as long as the stick stays compatible with Ubuntu, Windows 7 and PlayStation 3.
Note: This doesn't have to ultimately safe, I just want a protected folder that can't be deleted easily
So any tips on how to achieve that would be greatly appreciated