For those of you who familiar with the SyncBack utility for file backup know the genius of 2BrightSparks software. One utility you may not know of is EncryptOnClick. This is the easiest encryption software I have ever used. It uses military grade 256-bit AES encryption with password protection. In addition to encrypting your documents, they are also compressed at the same time.
Simply launch the EncryptOnClick application and decide if you would like to encrypt a File or an entire folder. For this demonstration I am going to encrypt my “secret documents” folder.
Next Windows Explorer will launch to browse to the desired folder. Click OK.
Now we are prompted for a password. Make sure and create a strong password that you will remember. Click OK.
That is all there is to it! Now all documents contained in that folder are encrypted and can only be opened by a password I created.
Editor’s note: You can alternatively encrypt files using the built-in Vista encryption and an easy to use context menu item.
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- Published 07/25/08