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    Replacement for TrueCrypt?

    I'm still using the once revered and now discontinued TrueCrypt under Windows 7 because it meets my needs and doesn't seem to be any sort of liability on my home machine. I automated it a long time ago to the point where I press the Windows button and type the name of a batch file and my password and everything is unencrypted. Or another batch file name and all is encrypted again. It just seemed like so much trouble to start all over with something new <sigh>.

    With Win 10 near, and (I believe) TrueCrypt not compatible even with Win 8, I wonder if someone can suggest a replacement, or point me to the Windows Secrets newsletter where replacements were discussed. I'd appreciate anything about actual experience with those replacement programs though, and whether they can be so easily automated the way TrueCrypt can.

    Thanks in advance.

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    TrueCrypt is compatible with Windows 8.1

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...t%20Foundation

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    Oh I see. Susan Bradley said that TrueCrypt was never *officially* made compatible with Win 8.1. I mis-remembered as though it wouldn't run on 8.1. So I'm left with Caveat Emptor I guess. Maybe I'll copy everything to an unencrypted folder before I upgrade to Win 10 so I can try out TrueCrypt and see how it goes.

    Thanks to both of you -- very helpful!

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    Recent SSDs have on-board encryption which can be used without any other software / hardware requirements.
    http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...7-SSD-password

    cheers, Paul

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