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Back in Windows 8 Microsoft modified the look and feel of the File Explorer with new icons, new features, ribbon menu, etc. In fact, they even changed the name from Windows Explorer to File Explorer, which makes a lot of sense. Obviously, there are some who don’t like the new File Explorer style. If you really like the Windows 7 style File Explorer or just hate the ribbon menu in the new File Explorer, you can easily modify the look and feel of the File Explorer to mimic the Windows 7 style. Here is how you can do that.

Make File Explorer Look Like Windows 7 File Explorer

Note: we are going to use a third-party software to modify the file explorer. Before making any changes, make sure that you back up your system. This helps you to revert back if anything bad happens.

In the Options window select the option “This PC” from the drop-down menu next to “Open File Explorer to.”

Once you are done with thi go ahead and download OldNewExplorer. Extract the contents onto your desktop and execute the file “OldNewExplorerCfg.exe.”

After opening the OldNewExplorer, select both checkboxes under the “Behaviour” category. The first option brings back the Windows 7-style drive grouping so that you no longer see your external or USB drives next to your hard drives, rather they will appear in a separate section.

The second option uses the Libraries, just like in Windows 7, and removes the “Folders” section from the File Explorer.

Under the Appearance section, select all the checkboxes. These options will alter the File Explorer to match the Windows 7 style. You can also select the appearance style and status bar style using the drop-down menu next to them. However, it is recommended that you leave it with the defaults.

This action installs and modifies all the necessary registry entries. Once this is done, you will have your Windows 7-style File Explorer. If you want to you can also remove the Quick Access menu from the left sidebar.

Just like in Windows 7 you will have your classic navigation menu at the top of the window.

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How To Use Tabs In File Explorer In Windows 11

The first feature drop for Windows 11 2023 Update Version 22H2 is available now with Cumulative Update (KB5019509). This optional non-security update brings new features which include a Taskbar Overflow menu, Tabbed File Explorer, Suggested Actions, and more. And, in this post, we will talk about how to use Tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11.

Among all these new features, Tabbed File Explorer was a long-awaited feature that users were expecting to get with Windows 11 2023 Update Version 22H2. Now, this feature has finally come with this first feature drop. You can open multiple tabs, scroll the tab list, close tabs, and do more with the new Tabbed File Explorer.

How to use Tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11

In order to use Tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11, first check for updates to get this Cumulative Update (OS Build 22621.675) to enable and get new features, including Tabbed File Explorer. After this, when you will open the File Explorer, it will open with the default Home tab. Now you can add new tabs, switch between the opened tabs, close tabs, and more. Let’s have a look at all the options.

Add new tabs to File Explorer

Switch between File Explorer tabs

Re-arrange opened tabs in File Explorer

Scroll the tab list in File Explorer

Copy files and folders between tabs in File Explorer

Close tabs in File Explorer.

1] Add new tabs to File Explorer

Just like we can open tabs in a web browser, File Explorer also lets you open or add new tabs. So, instead of opening multiple File Explorer windows, you can use tabs to open different folders, drives, etc., to ease your work. For this, you can:

Use Ctrl+T hotkey

Related: Add or Remove Libraries from File Explorer Navigation Pane in Windows 11/10

2] Switch between File Explorer tabs

You can always use your mouse cursor to switch between File Explorer tabs. Along with that, you can:

Use Ctrl+TabNumber to switch from one tab to another tab. For example, if you want to switch to tab number 5, use the Ctrl+5 keyboard shortcut. Tabs don’t have numbers on them, so you need to check the tab position yourself

Use the Ctrl+Tab hotkey to switch between tabs in a sequential order

Press the Ctrl+Shift+Tab hotkey to switch between tabs from right to left (backward).

Along with that, you can also use the left and right arrow keys and then press the Enter key to access a tab.

3] Re-arrange opened tabs in File Explorer

You may need to move or re-arrange opened tabs in File Explorer when you have opened too many tabs in File Explorer. To do this, press and hold a tab using the left mouse button, drag it to the required place, and drop it there to re-arrange or change its position.

Read: How to Share Files and Folders using File Explorer on Windows 11

4] Scroll the tab list in File Explorer

If you can’t see a tab in the tab list when dozens of tabs are opened, then use the Scroll tab list forward icon and Scroll tab list backward icon to scroll tabs. These icons will appear automatically when there are too many tabs in the tab list. You can also use the mouse wheel to scroll tabs and then you can access a tab, re-arrange a tab, etc.

5] Copy files and folders between tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11

This is a handy option using which you can copy multiple files and/or folders from one tab to another tab in File Explorer. For this, first, select a file or folder or multiple files present in the first tab. After that, press and hold the left mouse button to drag the selected files. Move the mouse cursor (don’t release the mouse button yet) to the other tab and that tab will become the active tab, continue moving the mouse cursor to a folder and release the mouse button. This will copy the files from the first tab to the second tab.

6] Close tabs in File Explorer

There are multiple ways to close a single tab or multiple tabs in File Explorer. These are:

Press the Ctrl+W hotkey to close the active tab or current tab

Use the mouse wheel or middle mouse button. You need to double-tab the mouse wheel/button to close a tab

Close other tabs, except the active tab

Close tab option. If you will use this option on a background tab, then it will close that particular tab. Otherwise, it will close the current tab

Close tabs to the right. File Explorer tabs that are present on the right part of the active tab will be closed.

Also read: Best Windows 11 File Explorer Tips and Tricks

Indeed, this Tabbed File Explorer feature is pretty useful. But there are some actions that can’t be performed yet (maybe we can have them in the future).

For example, the tabs feature in File Explorer doesn’t support selecting multiple tabs. We can do that in a browser. All we need to do is press and hold the Ctrl key and then we can select tabs using the left mouse button, but the same is not the case with File Explorer tabs. Also, we can’t move a tab or multiple tabs from one File Explorer window to another using drag-n-drop or another way. However, the feature has come with some really good options and it is surely beneficial to users.

I hope this helps.

PS: If for some reason you want to disable Tabs in File Explorer, you can do so.

Does Windows 11 File Explorer have tabs?

Yes, Windows 11 now support the tabs feature. This feature has come with Cumulative Update (KB5019509), the first feature drop for Windows 11 2023 Update 22H2. Once you get this feature, you can open multiple tabs in a single window of File Explorer, switch between tabs, scroll tab list, and more.

Read: File Explorer Tabs missing in Windows 11

How do I arrange tabs in Windows 11?

If you want to arrange tabs opened in a File Explorer window of Windows 11, then simply drag a tab and drop it in the place of another tab and repeat this process. It doesn’t let you arrange multiple tabs at once. But, you can close multiple tabs, switch from one tab to another, scroll tabs in File Explorer, etc. Read this post that contains detailed information for using tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11.

Read next: How to remove Add to Favorites from Windows 11 Context Menu.

How To Make Windows 11 Look Like Windows 10

Windows 11 comes with a fresh new look, and many users like the new interface better than that of Windows 10. Even so, if you find that you’re missing the look and feel of the previous version, you can easily make Windows 11 look like Windows 10. This article explains how.

Create a Restore Point

Before you do anything, it would be wise to create a restore point so that you can quickly revert back to the original look of Windows 11, in case you want to go back at some point.

Now just go ahead and implement the instructions laid out here to change the look and feel of your Windows 11.

1. Adjust Start Menu Location

Windows 11 has the Start menu positioned in the center. If you want to move it to the left, as it is in Windows 10, follow the instructions below:

In the “Taskbar alignment” menu, choose “Left.”

Your Start menu will appear on the left.

2. Change the Start Menu Look

Follow these steps to make the Windows 11 Start menu look like Windows 10:

Download Open-Shell from the GitHub website.

Uncheck the “Classic Explorer” and “Classic IE” options during the installation process.

Once the installation process is complete, open “Open-Shell Menu Settings” by using Windows search. Choose any menu. We’ve selected “Classic with two columns.”

Search for a royalty-free image of the Windows 10 Start menu on the Web or take a quick screenshot of the Start menu if you can access a Windows 10 PC. Resize the image so that it can fit nicely into your taskbar. The Start menu on your Windows 11 PC will look like the following image.

Tip: take a look at what Windows 11’s new context menus have to offer.

3. Get Full Context Menus

If you miss the good old Windows 10 context menus, here’s how to get them back.

Press Windows + R to open the Run window and type regedit in the address bar.

In the Registry Editor, paste the following in the address bar at the top.




Name the new key “{86ca1aa0-34aa-4e8b-a509-50c905bae2a2}”.

Rename the newly created key “InprocServer32.”

4. Get Windows 10 File Explorer

The Windows 10 File Explorer had a ribbon showing menus for easy access. But in Windows 11 File Explorer, many menus are hidden under the ellipses (three-dot) menu.

Earlier, it was easy to bring Windows 10 File Explorer on Windows 11 through registry tweaking. However, after the Windows 11 Version22H2 update, this method stopped working. At this time, the only reliable option to bring back Windows 10 File Explorer is a third-party program.

Download the third-party app StartAllBack and install it on your PC. This is a tool that can revive many things from the previous OS version, such as the old Start Menu, Taskbar elements, Ribbon UI in File Explorer, and more.

Open the StartAllBack application and select the “Kinda 10” option.

Close the program and restart your PC. You will see the classic ribbon UI in File Explorer and many other Windows 10-like UI elements on your PC, such as the Start menu, Taskbar, full context menus, etc.

Note: you can try this tool for free for 100 days but will then need to buy a subscription to continue using it.

5. Use Windows 10 Wallpapers

A default Windows 10 wallpaper can change the appearance of your Windows 11 PC and make it feel more like Windows 10.

If you don’t have access to a Windows 10 PC to get a default Windows 10 wallpaper, you can search the Web. A website like Wallpaper Cave can help you find copies of default Windows 10 wallpapers.

Your Windows 11 PC will show the new wallpaper.

Good to know: alternatively, you can opt for one of these cool 4K destkop backgrounds for Windows.

How to Get the Windows 11 Look Back

If, for whatever reason, you want to go back to the Windows 11 look, follow the below directions.

Press Windows + R to open Run.

Paste rstrui.exe into the address bar and hit “OK.”

The “System Restore” window will open, asking you to choose a restore point. Select the restore point you created before starting the transition.

Follow the on-screen instructions, and your PC will return to the previous state.

Frequently Asked Questions Can I roll back from Windows 11 to 10?

If you have utilized an upgrade offer to Windows 11, you can roll back Windows 11 to Windows 10 within ten days. After ten days, you have to do a factory reset or clean install to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10.

Can I try Windows 11 without deleting Windows 10

Yes, you can try Windows 11 without uninstalling Windows 10. Using a virtual machine, dual booting Windows 11 with Windows 10, and trying a Windows 11 simulator are some ways you can try Windows 11 without nuking Windows 10.

Is Windows 11 better than Windows 10 for gaming?

Yes, Windows 11 is better when it comes to gaming, as Windows 11 offers superior Game Pass integration, auto-HDR for existing games, direct storage for faster storage speed, and improved performance and efficiency. To further improve gaming performance, you should optimize your Windows 11 PC for gaming.

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How To Fix The Disk Space Bar Missing In File Explorer On Windows 11.

If you are using a Windows 11 PC and have recently noticed that drives in File Explorer no longer show the used space bar. This article will show you several different fixes you can use to solve this problem and restore the used space bar back to drives in File Explorer on Windows 11.

Related: How to fix Windows 11 Update error 0x800706b5 – We’re having trouble restarting to finish the install.

As expected, Windows 11 has just as many weird and random issues as every other Microsoft operating system before it. If you’ve been using Windows 11 since its release, you’ll know exactly what we mean. Missing Taskbar items, VPN connection issues, Start menu alignment problems, and a truckload of others. More recently, however, disk space usage bars have disappeared from File Explorer.

While this issue isn’t all that common for now, some users have reported that certain drives on their Windows 11 computers have stopped showing total disk space usage bars. The bar below/beside the drive icon that shows how much space is being used/is remaining on a specific drive. Although it may affect all drives on your computer, it may also only affect one. Either way, the troubleshooting steps shown below will help you restore the bars on all of your drives.

How do you fix missing disk space bars in File Explorer on Windows 11?

The first thing you do to check and hopefully solve this problem is the View type that is currently set for File Explorer. If it has changed from Tiles to anything else you will lose the disk space bar.

To change the view in File Explorer on Windows 11 open File Explorer.

This will restore the layout of File Explorer to the default layout, restoring the disk space bars for all drives.

Try resetting Folder View.

If folder view settings have randomly changed on Windows 11 (quite common) you can reset them using the following process.

Finally, Restart your computer and the change will take effect.

Make the Drive’s name shorter.

Although this is a rather unlikely solution for this issue, it’s still worth a shot as long Drive names may cause problems with the way icons are displayed in File Explorer on Windows 11.

Now that your drive has been renamed, restart your computer and the change should take effect.

Uninstall the last update to fix missing disk space bars on Windows 11.

More likely than not this issue has been introduced to your system in the latest update you installed, so the obvious solution is to uninstall the last update. Once you have uninstalled the latest update, you will need to pause updates for a while otherwise you’ll just end up with the same problem again. If you aren’t sure how to uninstall an update on Windows 11, you’ll find everything you need to know, including the process in this guide: How to uninstall a bad Windows 11 update. Rollback a Windows 11 update.

Fix: Apps And Programs Crash When Opening File Explorer

FIX: Apps and Programs Crash When Opening File Explorer






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If you’re using Windows 10 Technical Preview builds or the stable Windows 10 OS versions, you may experience a lot of bugs. The system is work on progress as Microsoft always tries to create better OS versions.

What to do if apps and programs crash when you open File Explorer

Solution 1: Update your computer

Windows 10 doesn’t work the same way on every computer. For example, while some users have problems with Start Menu, others are having problems with sound in Windows 10, etc.

Luckily Microsoft is working hard to provide solutions for most users’ problems in Windows 10. So, try to reach for the Update section and see if Microsoft prepared some solution for this.

Also, you can download ISO image from Microsoft’s website and repair your current system. You can do this if you-re using Windows other than Windows 10, as well, just use your system installation disk to repair your system and see if the problem is gone. But don’t perform a fresh installation of Windows, because all your files and software will be deleted.

Solution 2: Run the Windows Troubleshooter

You can also try to run some of Windows’ built-in features for solving problems, like the Windows Troubleshooter. Windows Troubleshooter will help you to determine if your program is compatible with Windows 10. So if your program isn’t compatible with Windows 10, it could cause File Explorer to crash. To run Windows Troubleshooter, do the following:

Go to Search, type troubleshooter and open Find and fix problems

Go to Programs and then to Program Compatibility Troubleshooter

Select the program which causes File Explorer to crash

Let the Troubleshooter check for solutions.

Solution 3: Run SFC scan

Another powerful (maybe even more than Troubleshooter) tool for solving Windows problems is sfc/scannow command. It will completely scan your computer for errors and provide appropriate solution. To run this command do the following:

Go to Search, type cmd and open Command Prompt

Type sfc/scannow in the command line and press Enter

Wait until the process is finished

Solution 4: Run the Windows Store App troubleshooter

If this problem affects only Windows Store apps, then you need to run Windows 10’s built-in Windows Store App troubleshooter.

Select and run the troubleshooter as shown in the screenshot below

Solution 5: Fix corrupted user profile

Your apps and programs may crash because your user profile got corrupted. For more information on how to fix this problem, check out this troubleshooting guide. If the problems persists, go ahead and create a new user profile.


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Some driver-related issues can be solved faster by using a tailored driver solution. If you’re still having problems with your drivers, simply install OutByte Driver Updater and get it up and running immediately. Thus, let it update all drivers and fix other PC issues in no time!

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Best File Encryption Software For Windows 10

Best File Encryption Software For Windows 10 [2023 Guide] Use the most reliable programs to secure any potential data loss




If you want to secure your data from any potential loss, you need file encryption software.

This article offers a list with the best free encryption software but also some paid solutions.

The best

encryption software for Windows 10 in our list is a powerful 256-bit AES encryption tool.

Check all the products from our list as you will also find some file shredding tools.



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Download Fortect and install it on your PC.

Start the tool’s scanning process to look for corrupt files that are the source of your problem

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If you are searching for software to encrypt your files, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, you will find useful information about products that encrypt files, not a full drive tool like Microsoft’s Bitlocker.

Full disk encryption is an efficient data protection feature, but it is not helpful when you wish to share encrypted documents.

When you encrypt your confidential files, they become unreachable to various users of your computer or even hackers. Let’s see what file encryption tools you can install on your PC.

WinZip is probably not the first software you may be thinking of when you talk about file encryption, but it has evolved throughout the years to the point where we consider it to deserve the top spot on this list.

Starting off as a typical WinRAR-like file compressor, WinZip has become one of the most reliable tools when it comes to keeping data stored privately, and in a way that doesn’t take up too much storage space.

It features bank-level encryption methods, so all of your archives will not only be easier to send but also protected from outside view.

Speaking of sending, WinZip features built-in integrations that make it an excellent choice to use alongside cloud services like OneDrive or Google Drive, and it has integrated sharing options with social media platforms.

Other key features of Winzip:

Safe share

Automatically detect duplicate files

Secure Backup


Compress your files and encrypt them using the highest security standards.

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If you fear that your data will end up in the wrong hand, another way of keeping it safe besides encryption is making sure that you delete all traces of it from all locations.

That’s precisely why we recommend that you use a tool like Easy File Shredder, since it will make quick work of any file on your PC, and not even a professional data recovery tool will be able to bring it back.

Besides just deleting the data itself, the program also overwrites all traces of it with random data patterns, making leftover data even harder to recognize.

If you’re looking to create a clean slate, then know that Easy File Shredder can also format entire hard drives, so make sure you use it to its full potential.

The methods through which Easy File Shredder gets rid of all data on your PC are Bruce Schneier’s Algorithm, German VSITR, ITSG2006, Random algorithm, and more.

Other key features of Easy File Shredder:

Securely shred confidential files

Clean-wipe hard drive space

Remove all traces of already deleted files

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Easy File Shredder will delete any data from your PC, and make it impossible to recover as well!

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With this app, you can encrypt your files and folders that ultimately cannot be decrypted or opened without the correct password.

After you finish using the specific file, you don’t have to worry about its possible leakage because it will be re-encrypted automatically.

Furthermore, besides password-protecting and hiding your folders, you can disguise them as well which means the original content won’t be shown and will appear like a disguised object.

Best Encryption Expert can help you shred all the unwanted files from your computer so that it can’t be recovered by common data recovery software.

Other key features of Best Encryption Expert:

Protect Local Disk and USB storage device

Enhanced security

Improved cryptographic infrastructure

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GiliSoft File Lock Pro is a Military Grade Encryption Tool for your confidential files. It is available in 7 languages.

This tool uses different data protection levels. The main functions are hiding data, read and write locking, and encryption.

This applies to your files, folders, and drives from the local disk or external USB drives. Those files can become completely invisible to anyone or any program even in Windows Safe Mode.

You can hide the program itself in Invisible Mode. This software also secures your folders shared on a network, but the free trial version can be applied just to files.  It features an appealing interface.

Actually, you can select multiple files at once. But this isn’t an option for multiple folders, and some users consider that an issue.

When you start installing the software, you can set up the main password. Also, you can provide an email address, which will help you retrieve your keyword.

Every time you attempt to access or modify a protected file, you must enter the password. And if someone enters a repeatedly false password, Gilisoft File Lock Pro will send you notifications.

Other key features of Gilisoft File Lock Pro:

Portable encryption

Folder/disk monitoring

Self-protection mode

This program protects your files, folders and drives, USBs and CD drives, email attachments, pictures, and documents with a simple drag-and-drop.

The File Lock encrypted files are hidden and secured from kids, friends, other users of your computer, viruses, and hackers. Also, it helps you set up virtual encrypted wallets, where you can save confidential banking details.

All these encrypted files cannot be lost because File Locker back up data to a secured cloud. You can always simply recover your files from your online account. This requires users to make an account.

The price of this software is a bit higher than other similar programs, but it features a lot of applications including Stealth Mode, Hacker Attempt Monitoring, Shred files, AutoLock, Auto Shutdown PC, Lock your PC, and Erases PC tracks.

File Lock includes a virtual keyboard and password strength meter, which helps you create strong passwords for your encrypted files. Furthermore, it allows you to recover your password, in case you forget it.

Other key features of Gilisoft File Lock Lite:

Make files completely invisible

Watch file modifications or changes

Easy to lock folders

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Privacy Drive is another solution to help you lock, hide, and encrypt your data. This software can create virtual encrypted disks on which you can store your files.

All the data on these virtual disks are encrypted automatically before it’s saved.

You don’t have to encrypt or decrypt each file individually. And once you have finished with your files, just dismount the virtual disk and all the files will be instantly secured.

With Privacy Drive, you can securely transfer your encrypted files to email attachments, USB equipment, external HDD, different portable devices, and cloud servers (like Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive).

Other key features of Privacy Drive:

Lock, hide, encrypt, and password-protect all kinds of documents

Drag-and-drop functionality

Easy to use

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idoo File Encryption program is suitable for various types of files. It is fairly easy to use and there is an online help manual.

Expert tip:

When someone using a false password tries to repeatedly access your Idoo encrypted files, you receive an email notification and the program shuts down.

Password recovery is a useful tool. Some users report it to be, at the same time, a bit worrisome, because the keyword is sent in plain text to the email address provided, which indicates that anybody can find it in some idoo servers.

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AxCrypt has been designed for home and small business users.  It uses either 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption. And it is available in 11 languages.

This program works perfectly with individual files, but cannot encrypt multiple files.

Still, you can build secured folders that will individually encrypt the files that you store there. AxCrypt applies also to uploaded cloud files that are stored in cloud services (such as Google Drive and Dropbox).

It features also passport management and an AxCrypt password generator.

There is a free version, but some features and 256-bit AES encryption are available with the paid version. Being a rather simple program, the price for AxCrypt is more accessible than other software presented in this article.

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Although VeraCrypt does not apply to individual files, it’s worth mentioning that it’s a free encryption tool.

Most of the users that are familiar with TrueCrypt should know that VeraCrypt is an updated and improved version of it.

Using 3 different encryption algorithms such as AES, TwoFish, and Serpent, VeraCrypt has been developed to fix many of the security issues in TrueCrypt. And it is available in 37 languages.

While VeraCrypt cannot be used to encrypt single files, it is a powerful tool for partitions or entire drives and we decided to include it in this list.

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And now let’s see what are the best premium paid PC file encryption software versions available on the market.

These tools bring additional features and options compared to the free software listed above.

Most of them have a free trial period, so be sure to check them out.

Best file encryption software for Windows 10 (Paid Version)

EasyLock is a cross-platform solution that integrates with Endpoint Protector for Enforced Encryption. It uses the AES 256bits mode encryption, just like other solutions presented in this article.

It secures confidential information stored on your computer, on USB storage equipment, burned on CDs and DVDs, or even uploaded to cloud services (like Dropbox, iCloud, or Ubuntu One).

When you have finished editing the files, Easylock encrypts them.

Confidential data can safely be transferred on encrypted USB portable devices. Then you can access it on any computer, by providing the correct password. This way, the risk of data loss or data theft is eliminated.

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Being an older code, encryption with 448-bit BLOWFISH works fine with small-size files (less than 32GB).  Still, the users report security issues when used for larger files.

Secure IT has a file shredder to help you erase all remains of the information, but it doesn’t have a password recovery process. It is a bit more costly than other file encryption software, but it comes with three licenses.

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This encryption software offers AES 256-bit, the most secure encryption algorithm. It also uses 3 other codes (448-bit Blowfish, 168-bit Triple DES, and 256-bit GOST), but those work fine just with small files (less than 32 GB).

CryptoForge includes a helpful application that allows you to send encrypted files by email attachment to other users, without having to install CryptoForge on their computer.

You can also use this application from a USB drive or memory card.

Although is not as fast as other similar programs, CryptoForge is still a top-rated file encryption software. And it features a password meter to help you choose stronger keywords.

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