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Windows 7: File or folder encryption

18 Sep 2009   #1

Vista/Windows 7
File or folder encryption

Hi all...I am just wondering if there is a free program out there can can quickly encrypt a file or folder? If so can anyone recommend any? It doesn't have to be super encrypted its just to stop prying eyes in to some personal documents :)

Don't know if I have posted this in the right section?


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19 Sep 2009   #2

windows 7

try Advanced File Security Basic 3.1.5 , it works under 7 as well
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19 Sep 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

This software won't encrypt a file by itself. And it isn't compatible when encrypting a system partition or drive on Windows 7 yet. But it hasn't got an issue with Windows 7 when creating a container which is basically an encrypted folder. Full support for Windows 7 is on it's way though.
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20 Sep 2009   #4

Vista/Windows 7

Excellent guys :)

Thanks very much.
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