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Possible Duplicate:
Windows 7 Encrypt Folder with Password

Hi

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.

Thanks

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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:

http://lifehacker.com/software/vista/windows-vista-tip--encrypt-files-231815.php

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
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    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
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Give Truecrypt a try.

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  • to my knowledge, this does not do individual folders...am i correct? – studiohack Oct 9 '10 at 22:20
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    @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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