file encryption query

  1. Pathfinder's Avatar
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    file encryption query


    ive never bothered with file encryption before. but iam strongly considering it.. the question is, when you encrypt a file or folder, can you still download a program or images into it?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Hi Pathfinder.

    It depends how you do it. If you encrypt the entire drive, say with Bitlocker, then once your have proven its you, you operate as you always do.

    If you use a package like Veracrypt to create an encrypted container, and a container can have folders or files, you must un-encrypt the container and then you use it like normal. When finished you close the container.

    A word of caution, encryption you have access to today is very strong. If you lose the keys you lose the information. Think through where you will keep backup keys. Also create a couple of use cases to ensure you can access your data. Like if machine MB dies how do I access, if encryption extends to backups how do you access. If you use a program like veracrypt do you have a backup of the installation files.

    I backup and encrypt data I remove from house. I have program installed on second device, copies of installation files and multiple copies of keys in my password vault.

    Ken
    Last edited by Caledon Ken; 01 Oct 2017 at 09:32.
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  3. Pathfinder's Avatar
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    cheers ken.
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