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Windows 7: Possible to configure 7 to auto-wipe files?

21 Oct 2011   #21

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bits

There is actually an encryption feature in Windows 7. You can select it for individual files/folders. Simply open the file properties dialog, click on the Advanced Attributes button.

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Check the 'Encrypt contents to secure data' option.

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After pressing OK, make sure you apply the setting to all files and subfolders. Windows will then show you options to save the encryption key.

I don't know if this will wipe deleted files.

Hope this helps.

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21 Oct 2011   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pincushion View Post
One advantage of Truecrypt containers is that you can do as many copies as you think reasonable for backups on different HDDs and CDs/DVDs and you can backup the headers so there is less problems with corruption.
I would add to that, beginning with Truecrypt 6.0 I believe, the design was changed to add support for an embedded backup copy of the header. Just be aware of the issues and advice mentioned at TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source Disk Encryption - Documentation - How To Back Up Securely
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