chrishoffman at August 15th, 2013 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/170352/how-to-password-protect-files-and-folders-with-encryption/
Whether you want to store sensitive data on a USB drive, securely email it, or just add an additional layer of security on your hard drive, there are a variety of ways to protect your files with a password.
campbell2644 at August 15th, 2013 12:22 — #2
Pity you didn't give more info on non Windows systems.
bart_opiola at August 15th, 2013 13:43 — #3
is there a way to have several different folders encrypted for different users that login to the same "presenter" account?
this computer is the main computer that is attached to all of our A/V equipment so it is used by about 20 users a day.
themike at August 15th, 2013 17:53 — #4
truecrypt can do that. just click a different drive letter (a - z) when mounting the file
ladyfitzgerald at August 15th, 2013 18:43 — #5
Can folders encrypted with Truecrypt be copied or cloned to another HDD and still be accessed with the password?
themike at August 15th, 2013 18:48 — #6
yes they can, i can drag n drop the file from a hard drive to a flash drive and still open it with the password. i've also backed it up to another hard drive.
ycheneye at August 16th, 2013 08:46 — #7
Though if you use TrueCrypt portable you'll need to have admin privileges.
Also, if you plan to include the file container is some automated backup you need to disable "Preserve modification timestamp of file containers" in TrueCrypt's settings.
warren_d_miller at August 17th, 2013 23:32 — #8
I'm sorry, but I find the whole 7-Zip mechanism user-hostile. It might as well be written in Swahili. How do geeks expect non-geeks to learn how to archive anything w/instructions that are impenetrable?
nsdcars5 at August 18th, 2013 01:09 — #9
By using WinRAR. Also, 7-Zip looks intimidating at first, but it's literally made up of awesomeness.
bart_opiola at August 21st, 2013 18:45 — #10
thanks theMike! i will have a go at it this week
themike at August 21st, 2013 20:00 — #11
for as powerful as truecrypt is, the help files are some of the easiest to follow. you should have no problems with it
bedlamb at September 6th, 2013 23:27 — #12
Safehouse Explorer is fairly easy to learn to use. It's AES 256, and creates separate volumes.
geek at November 22nd, 2013 09:05 — #14
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