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Windows 7 Encrypt Folder with Password


I am looking for some free software which can securely store and encrypt my documents (e.g. a make a folder and can have it encrypted).

This is for Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and a single-user.


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marked as duplicate by Sathya, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, BloodPhilia, BinaryMisfit Oct 10 '10 at 6:54

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To me, not a dupe because no password requirement. – Scott McClenning Oct 9 '10 at 22:17
@Scott. Yet the answers to both questions are the same. Interesting. It's a duplicate. – BinaryMisfit Oct 10 '10 at 6:54

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Lifehacker seems to have a good article about encrypting individual files and folders:

The article refers to Windows Vista, but it works in Windows 7 Ultimate...Not Home Premium, however. Hope that helps!

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The only thing I would add is if you do use EFS to encrypt your files, be sure to backup your encryption certificate. If you only backup your data, and do a bare metal install and restore the data, the files will be unreadable. – Scott McClenning Oct 9 '10 at 22:15
Also, because of a single user machine, and is a Windows 7 Ultimate, BitLocker may be an option. – Scott McClenning Oct 9 '10 at 22:20

Give Truecrypt a try.

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to my knowledge, this does not do individual i correct? – studiohack Oct 9 '10 at 22:20
@Studiohack Not directly, though you could create a truecrypt volume and mount it as a folder instead of as a root drive (G:\ or H:\ for example) – Darth Android Oct 9 '10 at 22:33

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