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    Best virtual locker.type.thing. ?

    Hi guys n gals,

    As i was logging into my new internet bank account, and merrily saving my login details in a .txt file in case i forget them.... when it occured to me that this probably wasnt a very good idea
    esp as my router firewall is off as it interferes with my torrents

    Can you lovely people recommend an encrypted folder / bit-locker type thing?

    My main concern would be that if windows had one of it's little 'accidents' or if i did a reinstall, the folder would become inaccessible....can you put my mind at rest?

    And dont mention writing it down on a4..... i'd lose it in 5 minutes.

    cheers guys,

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    Truecrypt

    You could use truecrypt to create an encrypted volume, but remember to use a very very strong password.

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    Ah cheers for that - ive had a look, but cant really work out - can it act like a folder with a password, or is it acting more as an encrypted drive/partition ?

    I basically just want to have a folder sat there in explorer, that when i click it brings up a simple password dialog....type, hit enter, and you're in.

    Open sauce is obviously preferred, but commercial products are good to know about too....


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    Ah cheers for that - ive had a look, but cant really work out - can it act like a folder with a password, or is it acting more as an encrypted drive/partition ?

    I basically just want to have a folder sat there in explorer, that when i click it brings up a simple password dialog....type, hit enter, and you're in.

    Open sauce is obviously preferred, but commercial products are good to know about too....


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    It's a bit funny at first, but basically you create a "volume" (looks like a file in windows, you can sit it on your desktop) then you mount the volume, and it appears in My computer as a HDD/partition.
    Each time you mount it, you have to enter your password.
    I've only used it a bit really.

    I don't know of any software like you describe, but i bet there's loads on download.com that will be easier to use.

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    Can't you just email the password to yourself and you'll never lose it?
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    no offense arthur, but i think you are missing the point, just a little.

    I want to be to keep all my banking logins / passwords / account numbers in a secure fashion. I dont want some hacky nasty type reading all my data, either down my net connection or if my computer is stolen.

    Sticking them on a google server hardly qualifies!

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    buy a USB pen drive (the 4 gig micro from crucial I use is amazing)

    hold all your info on that, then encrypt the disk - so you only have to remember 1 password, the encryption.
    It is Inevitable.....


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    That's not a bad idea ikonia, i have an old 128mb drive i could implement that with, which would be a fine size for documents etc..

    the only thing is, i'd worry about the flash drive getting corrupted as i have seen many do.

    With an encrypted folder you could easily have a second copy on a backup disk/networked computer

    thanks for the idea though, got me thinking!

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    take a copy / regular copy onto a cd drive also - easy to encypt, use the flash drive as a portable copy and the cd as an archive copy.

    Lots of options, as you say options to think about and work out what may suit your needs best.
    It is Inevitable.....


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