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Easiest way to encrypt folder full of different file types?

By rthings
Apr 21, 2007
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  1. I've thought about keeping all things that need encryption in one file, and then encrypting that file. Is that a practical way of handling basic encryption for your PC? (Why not, if not?)

    Also, what programs make it easiest to do this with a reasonable level of encryption?

    (WinXP PC)
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,359   +302

    Win XP/Pro has an EFS (Encrypted File System) BUT DO NOT USE IT!
    Your login password is part of the encryption key and changing the password
    will mean loosing access to the data -- even if you change the password back to
    the original value!

    Google for PGP solutions -- see also Member Reviews on this subject
  3. rthings

    rthings Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you for the heads-up on what not to use! :D
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