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    is it a good idea to encrypt your folders (on your desk top)


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    I never had. First it would slow things down and I keep sensitive stuff off my comuters.

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    encryption is your friend.... I use full disk encryption, EFS and truecrypt....

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    I think it is a terrible idea and it will almost certainly wreck your operating system. IMHO encryption should be used only under the following circumstances:
    For sensitive data files.
    If you are fully familiar with file encryption techniques, key files, backup and restore issues.
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    Data-encryption alternatives to TrueCrypt - by Lincoln Spector
    Full-drive encryption makes the most sense if you work primarily and continuously with sensitive information — as in accounting. In most cases, an encrypted partition makes more sense; it’s nearly as secure as full-drive encryption and offers more flexibility. File-by-file encryption is the least secure but is worth considering if you can’t use drive/partition encryption
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    don't think it matters

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    Full-disk. Unless you have a specific reason for encrypting individual files--such a financial statements or legal documentation that may get moved around.

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    It's not a bad idea,but i recommend that you don't do it..A simple password on your windows user account is enough most of the time.

    But if you don't like to put account passwords,then simply put them in a zip file and add a password to that.

    (Its important to know that this password can be hacked,or shoud i say cracked by software that can performer something called a "Brute-Force Attack"..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shay View Post
    I never had. First it would slow things down and I keep sensitive stuff off my comuters.
    I couldn't agree with you more.

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    It's good to encrypt your data always. I also not agree with those who wrote it's disadvantages.

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