best way to encrypt files on windows

livenliven Member Posts: 918
Is EFS the best for this or is there another "good" tool?
encrypt the encryption, never mind my brain hurts.


  • RTmarcRTmarc Member Posts: 1,082 ■■■□□□□□□□
    What is your objective? Encrypting the entire drive, certain files/folders, for certain users?

    Take a look at TrueCrypt (
  • livenliven Member Posts: 918
    probably just encrypt files and folders.

    But true crypt does look pretty good!
    encrypt the encryption, never mind my brain hurts.
  • KGhaleonKGhaleon Member Posts: 1,346 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I hear trueCrypt is superior to the one included with NTFS.
    Present goals: MCAS, MCSA, 70-680
  • Darthn3ssDarthn3ss Member Posts: 1,096
    truecrypt is nice. just don't forget the encryption key...
    Fantastic. The project manager is inspired.

    In Progress: 70-640, 70-685
  • AhriakinAhriakin SupremeNetworkOverlord Member Posts: 1,799 ■■■■■■■■□□
    +1 for Truecrypt
    We responded to the Year 2000 issue with "Y2K" solutions...isn't this the kind of thinking that got us into trouble in the first place?
  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    +2 for Truecrypt. Absolutely love it. I keep an encrypted thumb drive on my keychain at all times. It's really flexible with what you can do.

    This podcast covers it well:

    I wouldn't be too worried about EFS being cracked. TC just has more features and flexibility.
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