How do I record & Protect My Data on a DVD ?

By robertq ยท 8 replies
Jul 16, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I would like to back up my sensitive files on a DVD and mail it to overseas but I want to make sure that nobody can open those files but me until when I get there.

    Is this possible ?

    If yes, how ?

    Thanks Much.
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Umm, that wouldn't be such a good idea. I don't think encryption is possible on a DVD-R disc.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Make a password-protected RAR archive of those files and burn that.
  4. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66

    ^sounds like a good ideal

    use winzip or winrar , encrypt your files and use a long password. :)

    should be set, no one will see your p0rn j/k.
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    otherwise, there is some backup programs that needs to have the same hardware ID to match up to be able to be opened.. though that would mean that you need to bring your pc over there (or maybe the dvd drive?).

    I cant recall what programs they were so i think the winRAR/ZIP + encryption is the most easiest.. and free.
  6. robertq

    robertq TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Ok, I am sold. Thatt sounds like an excellent idea.

    Now can you please tell me how I encrypt those files ?

    Will they decrypt automatically when I open the RAR files ?

    Thanks Much.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    They're not encrypted, just compressed into an archive and given a password. U just send the person the file and tell them the password. That way, no one else but them and u will be able to open the file.
  8. Acemoose

    Acemoose TS Rookie Posts: 21

    And it goes without saying that you send them the password in another letter or in an email.
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    steganos will do heavy encryption iso image up to 4gb
    you must use the iso image otherwise it will not work
    I do all the time for data recovery clients
    I think there working on dual layer

    the co. has no support so your on your own
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