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you can also use winrar and add a password to the archive
    
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Thread hijack.

If i put my Storage HDD that has been encrypted, on another computer.

Can i still access it with the password?
Well either you could still use your password, or the encryption wont carry over onto another computer...Its not like the hard drive just magically gonna change its password to something you dont know when you do the switch.
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Use either Truecrypt or 7Zip and make an encrypted archive.
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Well either you could still use your password, or the encryption wont carry over onto another computer...Its not like the hard drive just magically gonna change its password to something you dont know when you do the switch.
Thanks +rep
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post #15 of 17
You can just use windows encryption.

Download this
http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...pt-decrypt.reg

Double click on it say yes.
Then go to the file in question eg Debbie Does Dallas right click on it then there should be a nice encrypt option in the context menu. When you want to decrypt it there should be a nice decrypt option in the context menu simple
post #16 of 17
Encrypted (AES-256) archives should be fine for the uses the OP is looking at.

TrueCrypt is a good solution for more extensive use.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Komder View Post
What else
Financial information, intellectual property, sensitive business reports, etc...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesker View Post
I use SDU, it's a program that uses a keyfile to encrypt the files and allegedly has no backdoor. As long as you have the keyfile, you can access the contents.
Where is the key file kept?

Cause if that file is never not encrypted, or doesn't need a password, it could likely be recovered and used.
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post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesker View Post
I use SDU, it's a program that uses a keyfile to encrypt the files and allegedly has no backdoor. As long as you have the keyfile, you can access the contents.

It's an older program, not widely known/used, developed a while back, but it works for me.
Haha, it's pretty old all right. And I did some searching but came up with very little about it, except for this quote:

Quote:
Top ENCRYPTION software for free. Transfer your files in a safe way! PGP is still easy to crack compared to the level of encoding you can get out of this baby! It has a very logical and easy to use windows-like user-interface and is also perfect to use in Win95 or NT! (slow, yet strong) - Available here in a self-extracting package.
Now this is what Bruce Schneier would call snake oil. Run like hell.

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Cause if that file is never not encrypted, or doesn't need a password, it could likely be recovered and used.
He's got bigger problems than where the key is.
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