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Simple file encryption software??

hi i was wondering if someone could recommend some simple and free file encryption software.

basically i just want something where I can right click a folder in windows 7 and choose "encrypt" or something similar, and then be able to enter a password. then from that point forward, when i try to click on that folder it will prompt me for that password before it will let me view it.

i don't need to encrypt entire volumes, just a few folders here and there

any suggestions?
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  1. Windows encryption BitLocker is available in the Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    guide

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/4624-bitlocker-drive-encryption-bitlocker-go-turn-off.html

    or

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565%28WS.10%29.aspx

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    Other encryption software
    http://download.cnet.com/windows/encryption-software/
  2. i didn't get either of those editions - i went with professional. that's why i was looking for a 3rd party solution
  3. Best answer
    The top video on the page linked below shows how to password protect a folder in Vista. Maybe 7 has a similar feature.

    http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=windows+7+password+protect+a+folder&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&oe=UTF-8&rlz=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=fDvGSuvEB4HUsQP44NmhBQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4#


    For stronger encryption, TrueCrypt is the open source encryption software you want - I just don't know if they have updated to include Windows 7 yet.


    http://www.truecrypt.org/
  4. thanks fo the reply - i knwo it can be done using winrar or winzip but thats kind of a pain because i have to unzip it every time i want to access it and if i want to add files to the folder its not as simple as just dropping them in like with a standard folder. its close but just a bit more tedious than i was hoping for.

    i saw trueCrypt but when i tried to install it, it said that its not compatible with windows 7 and wont be until some time after its official release date. bummer
  5. Nothing is as easy & simple as Encryption Wizard, http://spi.dod.mil/ewizard.htm. Coming from the Air Force Research Lab it can be trusted more that freeware from a lesser-known source.
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