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Free Downloads That Are Worth a Donation, Part 1

These fantastic, well-known utilities are donationware--you can use them for free, but the developers ask for a contribution to keep their work going. Now is a great time to give back to the creators.

AeroFS Could Depose Dropbox as File-Syncing Ruler

AeroFS provides Dropbox-like seamless sync without using any servers, so you can sync unlimited amounts of data. It's in closed beta, but the vendor gave PCWorld two thousand invitations.

How to Use TrueCrypt to Encrypt Your Sensitive Documents

Here's how to set up a virtual encrypted disk in TrueCrypt to protect specific important files.

How to Use DiskCryptor to Encrypt Your Hard Drive

Want to keep your important files hidden? Here's how to encrypt your entire hard drive with DiskCryptor.

How to Use BitLocker to Encrypt Your Hard Drive

Here's how to use Windows's built-in BitLocker feature to encrypt your entire hard drive.

How to Encrypt Files With Your Windows PC

Here's how to use DiskCryptor, BitLocker, or TrueCrypt to encrypt sensitive documents or even entire hard drives in Windows.

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How to View Hidden Files and File Extensions in Windows

Need to look at invisible files and show hidden file extensions in Windows? Here's how to reveal them.

How to Sync Your PC, Smartphone, and Tablet

With the right services and software, you can keep documents, contacts, calendars, and Web browsers synced across a PC, phone, and tablet.

Open Windows 7 Explorer to Your Favorite Location

Jim Pearson wants to change the default location for Windows 7's version of Windows Explorer, and have it default to opening C:\

Change What Application Loads When You Select a File

The wrong program comes up when Nathan3 double-clicks a photo. He asked the Answer Line forum for advice.