TrueCrypt is a utility that enables users to encrypt a disk within a file in order to protect the information stored on that specific disk. The encryption process is a virtual one and it does not affect the functionality of the encrypted disk. This application offers support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as for Mac OS X operating systems.
One of the advantages of using this application is the fact that it includes a wide range of setting options. For instance, as far as the encryption options are concerned, users can mount volumes as read-only or, on the contrary they can mount volumes as removable media. Once the encryption is complete, users can also permanently decrypt previously system or partition encryption. In addition to all these, TrueCrypt offers users the possibility to use passwords in order to ensure files protection. Moreover, by clicking on the “Volume Tools” button located on the main screen, users are offered access to a large number of useful tools. If the password was compromised or forgotten, users can change it by accessing the “System” menu and then click on the “Change password” option.
To conclude with, TrueCrypt is a handy application designed to help users to encrypt all data stored on a certain disk within a file or a mount. Despite the fact that this program includes plenty of setting options, their sleek organization of menus and submenus make TrueCrypt easy to use by anyone.
- Sleek feature organization
- Password protection