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I'm looking for an alternative for the now defunct My Private Folder solution from Microsoft. Any suggestions?

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You could try TrueCrypt.

Also, I've never used it but AxCrypt seems like it might be easier to manage.

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thanks! they seem like solid alternatives. – Alex Jul 5 '10 at 12:02

You could also consider FreeOTFE; it also provides On-The-Fly-Encryption (as per TrueCrypt) but has an additional "Explorer" program that allows its OTFE volumes to be accessed on machines without admin rights.

The latter is useful to me because I use it to keep (almost) everything on my USB stick safe in case I lose it, while still being able to decrypt things while on machines I don't control (i.e. so I can continue working on assignments when in labs at Uni).

Warning - it has issues RE a lack of driver signing on 64bit Windows, they are a little awkward to work around, so I cannot really recommend it in the case you have a 64bit Windows OS.
(Although I'm using it on 64Bit Win7 at home, but that's not the point - I'm happy to work around the issues, you might not be).

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the person that needs the solution uses a 64Bit Windows 7 and it's not that technical, so i think this might be an issue, but thanks anyway! – Alex Jul 5 '10 at 12:00

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