Windows 7 Hard Drive Encryption Various Methods

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I don’t want my files to open or seen by anyone how can I encrypt my drives on PC? Windows 7 hard drive encryption.

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Windows 7 Hard Drive Encryption Various Methods


Encrypting your drives will guard you and your information in case your PC cascade in the wrong hands, whether it is as you by mistake left it anywhere, your residence or workplace was burglarized, or it was detained by administration agents at home.
To encrypt your data with Bit Locker follow the steps given.
1) Browse My Computer and (shortcut) click on the C drive and click Turn on bit locker.


2) Next, try enabling Bit Locker on your hard drive by right-clicking on the drive and click on Turn on Bit Locker option. Initially, you will be asked to create a backup of your recovery key which helps you in case you ever get locked.


3) Start the process of encryption.


4) After the encryption is done follow the following steps as shown in the picture.


5) In the last step click twice on requiring added confirmation at startup. Alter it from not configured to enabled, and click OK.

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Windows 7 Hard Drive Encryption Various Methods


If you want to encrypt the entire hard drive not just files, one best free option is TrueCrypt but unfortunately according to its website, TrueCrypt is no longer secure and may contain unresolved security issues. Its development was terminated in May 2014 when Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Since TrueCrypt is no longer secure and has been discontinued, the next best option is DiskCryptor.

This application is one of the best encryption software for Microsoft Windows. Aside from encrypting an entire hard drive, it also allows you to encrypt a system drive or boot volume. It allows you to add password protection to a partition as well as add one or more keyfiles as added security.

A keyfile can be in the form of a file or a folder which when setup, is required before you can mount or decrypt a volume. When a drive encrypted by DiskCryptor is mounted, its data can be viewed or modified without decrypting the entire drive first. It can also easily be dismounted immediately making the drive and all of its data unusable until you enter its password or keyfile.

DiskCryptor supports Windows 2000 (32-bit only), Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10 including Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only), and Windows Server 2012 (64-bit only) both 32-bit and 64-bit.

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