I have been encrypting my sensitive files and backing up all my data files for many years with this simple procedure: 1. Each file that I deem necessary to encrypt, I do so by using SecureZIP. 2. All files that I deem necessary to back up – which is literally all of my data files – I use a backup program called Handy Backup. This includes, of course, the encrypted files, so their backup file is also encrypted for security reasons. My problem with using SecureZIP is that each file has to be encrypted and decrypted individually. If I want to look at several of them, I have to decrypt each one and re-encrypt each one individually. I have read about TrueCrypt and I am thinking that may be the solution to the problem, since, what I gather is that once I mount the TrueCrypt volume I can use any and all files to my heart’s content without having to do anything to them, and once I dismount the volume my files are safe. What I am not clear on is how will my backup program react - will I be able to continue to use it? In reading info on this forum I see that there are many alternatives to TrueCrypt, so, would one of them be a better alternative? Again, the only thing with my current procedure I am looking to improve upon is having the ability to encrypt and decrypt multiple files as opposed to having to do each one individually.