Surely, the security of your critical information has always been a major concern. Fortunately, there are software programs like idoo File Encryption that provides you with several methods to prevent or limit access to your files, folders, and/or drives by any unauthorized person.
As soon as the program starts the installation process, it asks you to set a master password and, optionally, an e-mail address (whose aim is to help you recover your password in case your forget it). Later, every time you want to run the program, you will be requested to type that password, so that you can be completely sure that you are the only person managing your file system's security.
The program's interface is very nice, and it offers you four different ways to protect your information that can be applied to individual files, folders, and to entire drives. The first method is "Hide Data", which makes your files or folders disappear completely, so that nobody will be able to even see them. The second one, "Lock Data", allows people to see your files and folders, buy they will not be able to open or access them to see their content. The "Write-Protected" method, on the other hand, allows anybody to see the content of your files, but not to modify or delete them. When using any of these three methods, you are allowed to add and select one or more of your files, directories, and drives; then, you can click on either the "Protect files" or the "Unprotect files" button for the desired action. Changes take effect immediately.
The fourth protection method is "Encrypt & Decrypt". It lets you encrypt your files or folders using two new commands that have been added to the Windows' contextual menu, which you can access by right-clicking on a file or folder. You can encrypt various files into a single one that will carry the .glf extension (to decrypt these files you will need to have the program installed in your system) or into an executable (.exe) file, which you can decrypt on any computer, even if the program is not installed in it. Finally, the program has a last section where you can change your master password or the e-mail address you provided during the installation process.
Undoubtedly, idoo File Encryption provides various excellent methods to protect your files effectively. Besides that, it is compatible with all Windows versions from 2000 up to Windows 7. You can try it for 14 days, and its price tag of $59.95 is not too steep for the services it provides.
- Nice interface
- Provides you with four different methods to protect your files, folders, and drives
- Changes take effect immediately
- Allows you to encrypt your files to an .exe file that you can decrypt later on any PC
- Compatible with all Windows versions, from 2000 onwards
- Reasonably priced