can an external HD be encypted

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by garry35, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. garry35

    garry35 Registered Member

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    can you encrypt an external hard drive is it better to encypt the files or the drive ? can anybody recommend a good program for this ?.
     
  2. imdb

    imdb Registered Member

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    yes, you can. better to encrypt the whole disk. i recommend you give veracrypt a try.
     
  3. Palancar

    Palancar Registered Member

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    Whether you encrypt the files or the whole drive, MAKE SURE TO SAVE THE HEADER BACKUP. Loss of the headers is the main reason folks lose their precious data.
     
  4. kC_

    kC_ Registered Member

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    Windows built in bitlocker also perfect for this... As others say... Save a copy of the recovery key/header
     
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