Portable Encryption App

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by lemonlime, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. lemonlime

    lemonlime Registered Member

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    Tried two apps:

    Remora USB Disk Guard - Failed to encrypt folder
    ICE Encrypt - Suppose to encrypt files and folders - No way to select folder

    If you use a simple encryption app that you like, please let me know. While
    googling I came across encryption apps with dozens of options. I would
    rather skip the encryption if the app is too complex.

    A command line utility would be ok too, as long as the author explains how
    it works.

    The important thing for me is to prevent selected folders (on a flash drive)
    from opening without a prompt for a password.
     
  2. TomAZ

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  4. lemonlime

    lemonlime Registered Member

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    Thank you TomAZ and Mayahana.

    In the early days of Windows I was more interested in hacking the Registry and
    cracking anything I could. I would have died of boredom staring at the GUI.

    Around the time of 98SE I started a business. After that computers became a
    serious tool, not just something to have fun with.

    Since stick drives are so small, the best security is to keep them hidden. For
    some reason I didn't consider that I might lose one! Well, I finally did lose a
    flash drive. Fortunately, it did not contain important business files, but that's
    when I started thinking about encryption.

    I'm sure you've read about those expensive flash drives that can survive under
    water, an explosion, etc. Maybe I should buy a couple of those. (Just kidding.)

    I'll take a look at the encryption apps you've listed.

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Mayahana

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    Everything I have is 'easily' accessible. But 'heavily' encrypted.

    I can get to it anywhere, but nobody else can see what it is.. Perfect solution really. I used to use sticks myself, until the dreaded 'where is my important USB stick' happened.. Life ended for awhile.
     
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