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Windows 7: How do I encrypt and decrypt harddrive on computer boot?

11 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
How do I encrypt and decrypt harddrive on computer boot?

I'm looking for a way to secure my "files" hard drive (not my primary OS hard drive). I want something that would allow me to decrypt it on boot, with a decryption password of some type. It would then need to also encrypt again when shutting down.

Could anyone recommend a program for this? It would also be preferred if the separate actions had their own executable or way to be run from command line so I could use it with another project of mine, but this isn't required.

Thanks to anyone that can point me in the right direction!

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11 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Hi Danny,

I would recommend you try TrueCrypt.

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12 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

TrueCrypt is what I use as well.
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 How do I encrypt and decrypt harddrive on computer boot?

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