I currently have TI Home v11 and am looking at upgrading to Home 2009. My objective is this: I want to save full and incremental backups to a USB drive, which I can then store offsite - with peace of mind that if someone nicks it from that offsite location, my data will be safe. TI Home 11 If I understand correctly, the only way you can backup files in an encrypted format is by first copying them into an encryption folder on the drive you're going to back up. The instructions talk about making that copy, then deleting the unencrypted version on the local drive before finally running the actual backup. A serious hassle that I don't have time for. So I'm currently just password protecting the backup archive. TI Home 2009 Upon reading page 37 of the PDF User Manual for TIH 2009 (and I note that's the only place it's mentioned - not in the main features list or elsewhere that I can see on the Acronis site), it says that one of the backup options is to password protect the archive (which v11 can already do) and the other is to apply AES encryption at either 128, 192 or 256-bit levels. Does this do away with the old method having to manually encrypt stuff first as per V11? How does the encryption work? Is it possible to have the archive password protected AND encrypted? Or is the same single password used for generating the encryption key? I'd be most grateful if someone could explain in layman's terms how this encryption feature works, as even the manual only makes a fleeting reference to it.