I feel sooo stupid asking this, but bear with me. This is my first step into the world of encryption...

As suggested by a fellow AOer, I just tried to encrypt an external hard drive with the open source TrueCrypt program. Anyone familiar with this program?

Well, the computer is formatted NFTS, so when I ran TrueCrypt on the external drive, I tried to format it NFTS as well...wouldn't allow me for some reason, so I tried it again with FAT instead. That worked.

So the whole drive's encrypted...So now what? How do I move data to that drive so that it will be protected by the encryption?

And just how stupid a question is it that I'm asking here?