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Any suggestions on free encryption programs?

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  1. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    I'm looking to encrypt the folders that I have my tax records and billing statements and other personal items in. The folders total almost 200 mb, and I haven't been able to find any encryption (or password protection) programs that allow me to have that big of a file.....

    Any suggestions?
     
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    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    I'm going to need some serious help in figuring out how to encrypt a folder with either of those programs....
     
  5. jnibori

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    I use THIS. Very easy to use.
     
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    Cryptext(above link) is easy to use. Once you install it just right click on the file/folder you wish to encrypt and select Encrypt and type the password.
     
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    With NTFS, you can choose encryption for any folder you choose, comes free with the the O/S. :)
     
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    "With NTFS, you can choose encryption for any folder you choose, comes free with the the O/S. "

    How?
     
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    On the properties page for files or folders, click Advanced, and check "Encrypt Contents to Secure Data". This will prevent other users signed in from other accounts from having access. But anyone signed in to your account can see and use them.

    FileBuddy is a free encrypter:

    http://www.jcmatt.com/filebuddy.html
     
  10. JohnWill

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    NTFS encryption has the benefit of not needing any 3rd party software. :)
     
  11. ryanjoachim

    ryanjoachim Thread Starter

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    I'm running WinME, any other suggestions?
     
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    How about just ZIPping them, you can put a password on the ZIP file? If you use a long password, ZIP security is pretty good...
     
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