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Q: encrypt my harddrive

Hi Team,my computer got stuck for months on windows update 1607finally the other day i looked into it and it asked me to disencrypt the C:/ then the update went throughnow i'm trying to encrypt again but this option is not available in HP Client Security. Options are Identity and Device but Data is not there which should allow me to encrypt (this is my understanding). If anyone knows if there is another way to access the encryption or if i should be looking in another location, please advise.Thanks

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Preferred Solution: encrypt my harddrive

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I'm looking for a way to secure my "files" hard drive (not my primary OS hard drive). I want something that would allow me to decrypt it on boot, with a decryption password of some type. It would then need to also encrypt again when shutting down.

Could anyone recommend a program for this? It would also be preferred if the separate actions had their own executable or way to be run from command line so I could use it with another project of mine, but this isn't required.

Thanks to anyone that can point me in the right direction!

A:How do I encrypt and decrypt harddrive on computer boot?

Hi Danny,

I would recommend you try TrueCrypt.

Regards,
Golden

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?
 

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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My Dell Vostro 1400 Laptop recently quit working. Its only 4 months old.
I turned it on and it came to a screen saying,

"Windows dould not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
"\windows\system32\config\system"
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair"

I inserted the setup disc and booted from it, when I got the the Repair option it says,"Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.
Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue."

So I took the computer down to the local computer store and they put in a new 130 GB harddrive, ran the setup disk again and it displayed the same missing HDD message.

Anyone have any Ideas of what could be wrong???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows Setup Disk cannot find Harddrive, even with a brand new harddrive installed.

Hi, and welcome to TSF. If it's still under warranty I would take it back to the suppliers.

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I have this WD My Passport external portable harddrive which I have used for a couple of years. I was writing something to the drive one day when the USB connection seems to be somewhat loose and the drive disconnected momentarily and reconnected itself but the file I was trying to write ended prematurely...

Now when I try to use the Seagate Harddrive test tool for windows and do a Short Generic test and the result failed.. I am fear it might have been caused by the disconnection and might eventually corrupt the entire drive... I try to run chkdsk but there aren't any errors detected it seems and files seems to be accessible as normal... Is there a way to fix the harddrive without losing data in the drive or confirm the drive is indeed failing?

A:Seagate Harddrive test tool fail but harddrive data seems intact

Run the most thorough and extensive test available with the WD hard drive utilities.

If it fails the thorough test, you may have a warranty claim.

Or the Seagate tool. Whatever you have. Your title is confusing.

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Hi,

I recently had a very strong magnet. The magnet was then stuck (By a child) to my laptop. I then had errors on boot. I tried reinstalling Vista with the restore disk, but I recieved "Error - Cannot set temp path".

I today purchased a 250gb harddrive (a upgrade from my 120gb), and then Vista installed fine.

Now it runs fine, but I get bluescreens after random amounts of time, with errors involving a windows file. Unfortunately, I don't have the bluescreen error details at the moment. I have however uploaded the 3 minidumps from the 3 occasions.

Is it possible that another part of the computer was damaged by the magnet? Ram?

Thank's,

Tom

Minidump: http://rapidshare.com/files/196073665/minidump.rar

A:Magnet damaged my harddrive. Replace harddrive but now bluescreens? (with minidump)

hi have you tried running your av and malware progs to eliminate this as a possible

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I presently have a 40GB....5200RPM...2MBcashe..HARD DRIVE

Will i see much improvement upgrading to a: 60GB.7200rpm..8MBcashe Hard Drive?

I can do it for about $40 ( Or should i wait,i expect to get a 200HD by the end of the year...)
 

A:SHOULD I UPGRADE: 40GB/5200 HardDrive-to-60GB/7200 HardDrive?

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I have pretty old secondary hard drive (11 years) and currently in power settings there is an option to put hard drive in sleep mode if it's been idle for X minutes. Is it a good idea to disable this setting and let the harddrive spin all the time, since as I know, frequently enabling/disabling hard drives makes more damage than never putting harddrive to sleep.

A:Harddrive health with harddrive auto-stop in idle

Is the drive going to sleep now ?

You should consider buying a new drive to replace that one, then copy your data over before it dies

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do to sever problems i was having with my pc i decided to do a fdisk and reformat...... i thought i was doing a smart thing by using my slave drive to backup the things i didnt want to lose .... after backing it all up to the slave drive i erased my harddrive and installed a new operating system... was win98 and now is winxp............ everything is going great now except all them programs and files i backed i can no longer access.... if anyone has a solution to this it would be greatly appreciated...
 

A:reformatted primary harddrive now cant access slave harddrive

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Can someone decode or whatever this for me please, It's for school and i really need help.

This is it:

67.109.103.32
101.115.110.32
109.110.119.32
111.109.110.104
116.32.70.83
76.32.117.109
109.120.32.114
112.122.32.32Click to expand...

clue is: There are 4 levels of encryption.

The answer will be a sentence with less than 10 words in it.

Please help me.
 

A:Need help to encrypt this

is anyone going to help me?
 

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Q: Encrypt

I'm running Windows 7 and I go to Properties, Advanced and it won't let me encrypt a file, folder, picture, it's grayed out, but I don't know why?

A:Encrypt

Hello Richard,

If you have the Compress contents to save disk space box checked, then that would be why Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out. You can only have one of them checked instead.

If not, the check using the tutorial below to make sure that EFS encryption is still enabled.

Encryption - Disable or Enable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, I am a new user here, I have a two HDDs.
I want to know the procedure for encrypting my hdd. Here are also few things that I also want to know:
1. If i do encryption on my hdd, can a virus/malware/Trojan affect that HDD or not.
2. Also if i do encryption can I download things from internet on that hdd.
3. If I install windows 7 on encrypted HDD and install other programs or games on other HDD, then it will work or not. I think this will ensure security for windows 7 and less chance of being affected.

Please let me know these will work or not. If there is any other method please tell me.


THANKS IN ADVANCE.

A:How do I encrypt my HDD? And also need more help.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by icehead


Hello, I am a new user here, I have a two HDDs.
I want to know the procedure for encrypting my hdd. Here are also few things that I also want to know:
1. If i do encryption on my hdd, can a virus/malware/Trojan affect that HDD or not.
2. Also if i do encryption can I download things from internet on that hdd.
3. If I install windows 7 on encrypted HDD and install other programs or games on other HDD, then it will work or not. I think this will ensure security for windows 7 and less chance of being affected.

Please let me know these will work or not. If there is any other method please tell me.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.



1-Yes it can
2-yes you can
3-usually yes

BUT

If you lose the key, if a single bit of the key becomes corrupt, you will lose everything. IMHO it is just not worth it!

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I am currently backing up weekly to a small external drive.. it is a small 20gigger. It has taken about 1 year or so to fill up. Now i am thinking long term.. i am considering purchasing a "network harddrive", one that is between 500gigz to 1tb. There is a smaller/more affordable Seagate external drive.. but it is not a "network harddrive".. it has 1.5tb.. versus a network drive that is about 2tb but it cost about 314.

My question is, thinking long term.. and considering the setup i have.. which is a regular PC acting as a server.. what should i get?

Your suggestions are appreciated

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Network Harddrive Vs Portable Harddrive

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Hello,
I'm planning on doing a complete harddrive back up with a another internal harddrive. Will I need any special software to do this?
Also, since I'm backing up my entire harddrive which contains my operating system windows vista premium will this conflict with any license agreement?
 

A:Solved: Backing up harddrive with another internal harddrive

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks
 

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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Do you guys encrypt your DNS traffic?
No??

It's nothing new really, if you would like to take a read start HERE

What are the core benefits of encrypting DNS?
1. Helps preventing DNS spoofing
2. Helps preventing ISP and others from spying on you

How to encrypt DNS traffic?

Download Simple DNS Crypt
which is a user friendly and open source program
It uses dnscrypt-proxy which is also open source.

Once you install "Simple DNS Crypt" open the program
and install service by enabling toggle button as shown bellow:


Next step, set your adapter DNS to local host as shown bellow:



That's it your DNS traffic is now encrypted, you're ready to go!
 

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I noticed that bringing up the properties of a folder and then clicking the Advanced button shows what looks like the ability to encrypt the contents of the folder but I can't access this function for some reason.
Does anyone know how to encrypt folders in XPhome? Either that, or can someone direct me to a free program that might do the same, or simply hide for folder? I had a copy of Invisible Folders and that worked great but I lost my copy and can't find the program on the web.
Thanks,
JTN
 

A:encrypt folders in xp

Encrypted File System (EFS) is not included with Windows XP Home. It's meant to be used in a corporate environment so the encryption keys can be centrally managed. If you would encrypt a folder and not back up the key (before reinstalling Windows or resetting the account password), the files would be permanently lost. No chance for recovery. EFS also does not prevent others from deleting the files. It only prevents others from opening them. NTFS file permissions would have to be used as well to prevent deletion.
 

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Does anyone know if its possible to encrypt a .bat file so when you edit the file it won't be readable ?

A:Encrypt a .bat file ?

Hello Jon,

Yes, you can use the Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 7 to encrypt a .bat file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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I wanted to encrypt a single text file.
So I right clicked Details > Advanced
checked the bottom encrypt option- Compress option left blank
"Details" button greyed out!

Not that I need it, but Details button also greyed out when selecting Compress instead.

Anyone got an idea how to handle this?
Don't really want to buy a big encryption program...

Windows 7 Ultimate, Dutch

Thanks
Barend

A:How to encrypt .txt file

Why do you need Details? Just select the encrypt check box and hit ok.
After the file is encrypted then you can open Details.

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I'm looking for some scripts to execute zip/unzip files using Winzip through WINBATCH. Also, looking for some scripts to encrypt/decrypt files using ENTRUST/SOLO (encryption software) through WINBATCH. Currently, I do this stuff manually but automating it will help.
 

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Are there any folders that should be encrypted, for example temp folder and such?

A:Which folders to encrypt with EFS

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent


Are there any folders that should be encrypted, for example temp folder and such?


Hi and welcome

Be very careful encrypting. Lose the key and your data is gone. Usually ppl encrypt their data. Encrypting temp doesn't make it more secure. Encryption also slows down the process.

Could you tell us why you want to encrypt?

Thanks

Ken J

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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Hi,

I have a lynksis wi-fi network in my house and I have yet to encrypt it.
My question is whether or not WEP encryption is possible without the disk that came with the router?
 

A:Can I encrypt my network??

did you check their website? I'm sure they probably have a copy there.
 

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I've been looking for a software to encrypt the Operating System partition, and i found this DriveCrypt Plus Pack from Securstar. Does anybody knows this software? It is good and reliable? And if you know another one better than that please help me.
Thank you

 

A:How to encrypt OS partition?

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Hello all,

I'm looking for a program/online tool that will encrypt my text. I would like to encrypt some text, send it to a friend and he can type in a password and it will decrypt it at the other end.

Any suggestions?

Tom

A:Encrypt Text

Hey Tom,
I have known for a while that zip can be used for encryption. Dont know if it meets your needs
How to Encrypt Zip Files | eHow.com

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my newegg account was hacked. i want to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

i tried to use chrome but it would not let me connect to my gmail with the encryption thingy.

thanks in advance.
 

A:how can i encrypt firefox?

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some body tell me that how can i encrypt my folder, how can use encrypt option for particular folder

A:how to encrypt folder

Keep in mind : Do not forget your username and password for Windows logon. Do not remove your user account.How to encrypt : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-folder-or-file

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I have a friend that want to encrypt his entire hardrive, anyone has any suggestions on the best program to use? I think it's a 40gb Maxtor hardrive in case that information is needed! Thanks

A:Encrypt Hardrive

The whole drive ? Sounds unreasonable, as if the friend doesn't have a real good idea of what they want & why.

I say this because MS released a program called "Private Folders" for about a week, and then withdrew it as a result of corporate concerns.

But I think you can still get it here:
http://news.com.com/Microsoft+hands+out+private+folders/2100-1012_3-6092153.html


It creates a password-protected file directory. You put stuff in, but it doesn't come out without a password. Seemed to work, but 2 weeks later I forgot the password so now even *I* don't know what's in there.

Worse, I can't delete it. So it just sits there, taunting me.


Given that it works, was made by MS and does everything I could think of a person would want to do, I can't imagine why a person would want to PW protect the whole drive.

How would it boot ?

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil

A:Encrypt files

Quote:





Originally Posted by skaundal


Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil




I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

A:Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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Hi There,
I am using HP Z440 workstation with TPM 1.2. TPM is enbled in BIOS. I have tried to encrypt the C: drive by running manage-bde -on C: in WinPE 4.0. But it gave the below error:
ERROR: To turn on BitLocker in a pre-installation or recovery environment, a TPM must be present, enabled, and activated. If the computer has a TPM, please configure the BIOS to allow the operating system to use the TPM.
I have already enabled TPM in BIOS. I have already turned on TPM by running manage-bde -tpm -t also.
I have also taken ownership of tpm.
In BIOS there is no option to to allow the OS to use TPM. Interestingly this command works fine in normal Windows 7 professional & after reboot I can see encryption in progress also by running manage-bde -status C:
Please note that I have already added all the packages & drivers for WinPE and manage-bde -status commands are working fine. Please help me to guide on this issue.
Thanks,
Sourav


Born to Learn

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I'll probably slap myself up side the head with a "duh" when I get the answer to this, but here goes anyway...

How do you encrypt files/folders on Win 7/64 bit Pro

I followed the instructions, clicked encrypt, it did something. It never prompted for a password, sent the encryption key I have no idea where.

Googling for "where is the encryption key" I found it using the certmgr.msc app, but on export, it again went I have no idea where. How to I get into my folder with out the key? But wait... the files open anyway with no key nor password, it's not encrypted! It never asked me to create a password. I'm missing something here.

I watched the MS video but it's of no help at all. It told me how to do what I'd already done.

I'm used to using TrueCrypt which wants a password and when encrypted, you have an impenetrable file/folder that can't be cracked.

Please help me out here,

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: how to encrypt on Win7

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I have a WD Passport for a backup of my entire system.

I remove this HDD & put it away for safe keeping once the backup has been updated.

But now I want to encrypt this incase it falls into the wrong hands.

I would like 128 bit encryption & prefer to be able to just enter a password in & it unlocks the entire HDD when I plug it into any computer to access all files like a normal HDD.

What's the best program for this?

Thanks.

A:What to encrypt my backup external HDD with?

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate, check Bitlocker out:

Secure your USB drives with BitLocker To Go for Windows 7 | TechRepublic

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Hi @ll,
I want to encrypt the passwords in the unattendend.xml (windows 7). Now there all in PlainText.
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                        <Password>
                            <Value>[email protected]</Value>
                            <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                        </Password>
                        <Description>LocalAdmin</Description>
                        <DisplayName>LocalAdmin</DisplayName>
                        <Group>administrator</Group>
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A:How To encrypt a password in unattendend.xml

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
 
Open Windows SIM.
Open a Windows image. For more information, see Open a Windows Image or Catalog File.
Open or create an answer file. For more information, see Open an Answer File.
Add one of the following password settings to your answer file:
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | AutoLogon | Password
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | UserAccounts | AdministratorPassword
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | UserAccounts | LocalAccounts | LocalAccount | Password
Add a value to one or more of the password settings.
On the Tools menu, check Hide Sensitive Data. This ensures that when the answer file is saved, the password information will be hidden.
Save the answer file and close Windows SIM.
 
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I expect this is going to be basic to the most of you but here goes. I am running Win 7 on my main laptop and XP on my spare. I am using a Freecom Usb hard drive to transfer files. When I go from Win7 to XP I find that the text on the files is green and can't be opened in XP. If I go back to Win 7 I find that they are encrypted and I have to decrypt to transfer them. How can I stop this happening please?
Also can I link the computers up with each other to save transferring in the above manner? Thanks in anticipation. Peter.

A:Encrypt decrypt, that is the question

"Green" files are encrypted, password protected, etc...

If you have bitlocker on or other HDD/ file encryption on Windows 7, that may be the issue.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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HI all when i installed win 8.1 i was having the secure boot issue it since resolved, but i notest that it did nto encrypt my drive like it suppose to and it doesn't even show up in PC Info for encryption so how do i turn this on? I have a Alienware X51 revision 1 with Bios version A12.

Win 8.1 pro with media center is what i have

A:win 8.1 did not encrypt my drive how to turn it on??

Hello Tony,

The tutorial below can help show you how to turn on BitLocker Encryption for your OS drive in Windows 8.1.

BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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what is encrypt write cache & what it's benefits?
 

A:Encrypt Write Cache?

Encrypt Write Cache

When this option is checked, all the changes made to the protected volume will be encrypted automatically.
 

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I am attempting to encrypt files on a Windows 7 OS using EFS.
Receiving an error that states "The File Recovery certificate being outdated or expired is the most frequent cause of this invalid recovery certificate message".

I have located this to an expired certificate under RSoP, belonging to an account called sysadmin. The problem is that this laptop was a computer that I was given when I left my previous job. I'm presuming that account belong to the tech support team. It no longer exists under user accounts.
I've logged on with the Administrator account and recreated a certificate and generated the DRA, but still receive the same error. The certificate for sysadmin under RSoP still remains.
 

A:Unable to encrypt files using EFS

You're up a creek without a paddle man. EFS is non-trivial and you need the original Recovery Agent to access it.

Consider this scenario:

disk is EFS
user X has a password
user X account is deleted, but the data is kept
we discover, oops, we need something
recreate user X and even reuse the same original password
ACCESS DENIED results.
The encryption key is created such that it is unique to

the HD
the partition
the user
his/her password
time of day the password is created
The ONLY choice is to have created the Recovery Agent while the account was still active.
 

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Hello,

I'm looking for advice on how best to encrypt a few files.
Nothing huge just a meg or two of Word & XL files.
At the moment I just burn on disc & do not keep on the computer & hide the discs.
Looking for some "better than what is available on XP Pro" program that is less than $50.

Any ideas?

fmg

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hi,

I have downloaded an SSH server called WinSSHD and an SSH client called Tunnelier. I'm attempting to have traffic encrypted on my home network.

The way i am attempting this is with a client to server setup, which means that traffic from laptop one is encrypted by the client which is also on laptop one, then sent to the server to be decrypted, and the server then sends that traffic to its final destination which is laptop two. The question i have is this... isn't this pointless if i have the ssh server on the same computer as the ssh client? Because then the traffic is sent to the client, encrypted, sent to the server, decrypted... all while being on my local machine! It's then tramsmitted unencrypted to the second laptop. Is that what happens? If i'm right about this, then are there any web based SSH servers which can be used instead of a local one installed on my machine? And i know a solution might be to install the server on laptop two, but this isn't how i'd like to achieve this.

Thanks for any repiles.
 

A:trying to encrypt network traffic using SSH

Only the portion of the traffic between Tunnelier and WinSSHD is encrypted. If Tunnelier and WinSSHD are on the same machine, then no external traffic is encrypted. In order to encrypt the network traffic, you need to install the SSH server on the machine you are accessing.

If you cannot do this, you need to install some crypto software on the destination machine, which crypto software needs to interoperate with the software installed on the source machine. I.e., if it's not SSH, then it needs to be something else, but whatever technology you choose, the crypto needs to be on both machines.

Using an internet server won't help you for encrypting local network traffic, unless, again, you install some software on both machines that accesses the internet server securely and passes the data through it. Such a solution will also be considerably slower than a straight LAN connection.
 

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Hi,

Does anybody know any way that I can encrypt a file which is still accessible by another program....I.E - a configuration file for a program....

Basically there is a configuration file for this program which tells the program the amount of users that are allowed to log in.

If anyone knows/locates where this file is stored they can edit the amount of licences. Therefore I need a way that encrypts the file, doesn't allow it to be edited but it could be viewable.

Hope thats clear.

Cheers.
 

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I know only what I have experience with. And for this, I have none. If anyone could provide me with some options that would prevent anyone from removing my SSD or HDD from my HP Envy 17 and accessing the files on another machine, I'd appreciate it. I'm sure this is simple, but I just don't know. I'm running windows 8.1 CORE, reading about some things now. Maybe I should read more before I posted here. but I'd like to know what you guys recommend.

A:Encrypt drives on HP Envy

There is nothing out there to prevent someone from accessing the drive with the correct tools.

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If I am required to encrypt a folder of documents for work and I have Vista Home edition is there anything I can do? From what I just read, it appears that the encryption key is not available for Vista Home edition... Therefore do you have another suggestion or am I just reading that wrong and there is still a way to encript a folder?

Please Help!!

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Hi,

I am facing issue with Bitlocker encryption getting error bitlocker could not encrypt one or more drives on this computer so please help me to fix this issue.

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Hi, I have a curious security question...
Let's say there is a person on a shared home network, and is connected to that network via LAN, but This person does not have administrative rights over the router/ISP connection.

If that person wanted to keep their Internet activity super protected, so not even the ISP would be able to get information from the packets they send/receive from their computer, would it be possible for them to achieve this?
If so, would they use either some type of physical layer of protection between them and the router? or through software on their pc?

I know it sounds sus, but everyone has a right to privacy, so I'm not asking any questions about why they want to be this strict with their privacy.

Thanks.
 

A:Possible to encrypt packets sent from one computer through LAN?

An HTTPS connection between a computer's web browser and some server on the Internet would provide Transport Layer encryption of the packets. Anyone sniffing packets anywhere in the data path would only be able to determine the source and destination IP addresses of each packet but not the actual content.

If the person using the computer wished to hide the IP address of the server they were connecting to, they could establish an HTTPS connection to a suitable proxy server which would then, in turn, connect to the target server.
 

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