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In Mac OS X it is fairly easy to create an encrypted disk image but i was wondering if there was anything equivalent on Windows 7?

I basically want to be able to create a password protected encrypted disk image so that I can store sensitive data safely.

Does anyone have any suggestions for something that works like the Mac OS X encrypted disk image facility?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

The usual choice is Truecrypt.

Note that full-disk encryption is still the best way to protect your system. A disk image will protect the data that you store on it -- but still leaves your swap file, history, and other temporary bits of data vulnerable.

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+1 yup Truecrypt!! – Mawg May 6 '12 at 0:04
+1 better than my suggestion – Bon Gart May 6 '12 at 0:51
Thank you for the suggestion :). – Cromulent May 6 '12 at 9:57

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