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strong encryption s/w for txt and some doc files


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loki16

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I'm after some decent s/w to encrypt txt (and a few doc) files.

Files are located in lots of different folders, so an encrypted part of my hard disk won't work. would be extra handy if i could load them on a thumb drive without having to worry about losing stuff too mch.

any suggestions?

thx

(using W7)

Edited by loki16, 22 June 2010 - 06:16 AM.

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anyone, anyone...
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7-zip

http://www.7-zip.org/
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Hello loki16

I do have a solution for you for .doc and this is called 7-Zip which can be found here Please download this and install on your computer.

The next step is to create a folder on your desktop (Right click on your desktop - goto new - Folder) put all your documents in this folder. Do not make a zip file as of yet :)

Next right click this folder - goto 7-Zip and add to archive. Keep everything as default and only change the following as below.
  • Archive format should be zip
  • goto Encryption and enter a password of your choice and make sure its a combination of letters and number and make sure its not easy for one to guess.
  • Tick encrypt file names and click ok
This will provide you with a secure archive and will ask you for a password prior to opening the archive.

Regards

Edited by wizzy2k5, 30 June 2010 - 05:11 AM.

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loki16

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thanks for your reply wizzy2k5 and SpywareDr.

i've done as suggested (see screenshot) but

1. i don't see an option for "Tick encrypt file names and click ok"
2. after i save i can go right back and reopen this folder and it does not ask for a password.

can you see what i'm missing?

thanks.

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Edited by loki16, 31 August 2010 - 08:44 AM.

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