Using TrueCrypt On Windows 7 To Create Encrypted Volume

Windows 7 Home Premium lacks the option of allowing users to encrypt files and folders.  Upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate is not cheap, and so the alternative way is to use third party software to encrypt files and folders.  Have you heard of TrueCrypt?  Many Linux and Mac users know about TrueCrypt, but Windows users are able to use TrueCrypt too!  TrueCrypt is free to download and use, and correct me if I’m wrong that I think TrueCrypt is open source.

With TrueCrypt, you can create an encrypted volume out of a file which acts as a container to hold everything such as entire directory.  The volume will be protected with a strong password, and the volume itself is encrypted with different hard-to-crack algorithms as it depends on which algorithm you intend to use.  AES is a pretty good algorithm and TrueCrypt supports it.  TrueCrypt can do much more such as encrypting a hard drive and partitions of a hard drive.  Nonetheless, those options are for advance users.

Want to know how to install and use TrueCrypt?  Check out the video I made after the break as it will show you how to install and use TrueCrypt in its simplest mean, and when you get to know TrueCrypt better, you can try out the advance features such as encrypting a hard drive.

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