How to encrypt a file in Windows?
is the process of converting data into a format that cannot be
read by others. Microsoft provide EFS feature (Encrypting File
System) to encrypt your data when it is stored on the hard disk
as part of professional versions of Windows.
Unfortunately EFS has many disadvantages and can sometimes be
- This encryption is tied to operating system and a file
encrypted with EFS can not be opened on another computer than
the one who encrypted the file.
- In the case of a major crash requiring formatting and
reinstalling the operating system, all data is lost. It will
be impossible to recover the data.
- It is not possible to use EFS to protect data on external
hard disk or USB disk.
- It is impossible to send an EFS encrypted files as
attachments with an email.
- In case of computer theft the only protection is the password
windows logon. Generally users do not feel very concerned about
the security of this password. Users will rarely change the
password. This password is usually not a good level of security.
- File backups encrypted EFS will not encrypted.
Using WinSesame solves these problems :
- You do not need a professional version of Windows
- Encryption is independent of the operating system.
- If you format your computer you simply need to remember
passwords used to protect your data. You do not lose any
- You can protect your data on the hard drive of your computer
or external hard drives, USB drives, network, and even send
protected files by email.
- In case of theft of your computer, the thief can not open
your files protected even if he finds your password logon
- If you backup files protected by WinSesame, it remains
encrypted in your backup. You no longer fear the theft of your
a file with WinSesame:
From the main select Locking of a file. Browse the disk for the
file you want to encrypt.
Enter and confirm the password of your choice to protect this
document (the length is not limited). If the document has already
been locked the password associated with it will be recalled
automatically to eliminate any risk of error.
The icon of the file is changed to indicate that this file is
To open this file, double click on the icon, enter the password.
The file opens.
By using the closure of all protected files opened from the main
menu or the shortcut installed on your desktop. You can lock all
the files you opened during your Windows session.
Click on the questions:
How does WinSesame work?
With which version of Windows does WinSesame work?
I forgot a password : what can I do?
Does the removing of the software remove the protection?
Does WinSesame work on a limited account?
Which is the security level of WinSesame?
Is it possible to schedule the locking of all the
opened protected folders?
Is WinSesame free?
How to no longer protect a folder?
How to change the password of a folder?
Can I carry a protected folder on my USB key and open it
on another computer?
If my computer is destroyed my license lost and I cannot
contact the supplier of the software to obtain a new
license can I recover my protected folders stored in my
How can I send protected data to somebody who does not
Does WinSesame work with Linux and Mac?
Can I use my license on several computers?
What to do if I change computer?
Can I lock files on the network?
If I open a protected folder on the network can the other users
Which is the maximum size of the folders that WinSesame
Can a folder protected by WinSesame be removed by
somebody who can access this file?
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