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July 22nd, 2008, 06:24 PM
Hi! I'm Melvin from India. I'm looking for good file encryption software. it should be able to encrypt and decrypt files efficiently with a password. Please offer ur suggestions.

July 22nd, 2008, 06:25 PM

July 22nd, 2008, 06:27 PM
GPG is about the best overall: http://www.gnupg.org/

The site has great documentation and how-tos. I use it to encrypt my backups for offsite storage.

If you give us some specifics, though, we might be able to help you better.

July 22nd, 2008, 06:32 PM
You can make a GPG Key and use that to encrypt your files.

"Applications->Accessories->Passwords and Encryption Keys"

Create your own key, then in Nautilus, right click on the file/folder and select "Encrypt".


July 22nd, 2008, 06:34 PM
Truecrypt is good. It allows you to encrypt individual files or an entire partition. But if you want just files there is an encryption program installed by default in 8.04. You can just right click on a file and say encrypt or decrypt.

July 22nd, 2008, 06:34 PM
I'd like to protect my files from others using my PC. I'm a home PC user. I'd also like to have some image creation software to backup my linux drive so that i can install from a drive image like symantec ghost (windows)

July 22nd, 2008, 06:34 PM
clonezilla is good for drive imaging

Dr Small
July 22nd, 2008, 06:34 PM
Check out the Beginners Guide to GnuPG (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=680292)