Rohos Disk Encryption creates an encrypted virtual drive,
accessible by its own drive letter, for storing financial documents
or other data you want to keep safe from prying eyes.
After a quick download and installation, Rohos prompts you to
create your first virtual disk. It fills in default options, such
as the drive letter to use, the size of the disk and the type of
encryption, but you can choose different options. Rohos uses either
AES256 or Blowfish encryption.
Once the virtual disk iscreated, you can double-click the file
used to store the virtual drive or open the program interface and
choose Connect disk to access your files. Once you enter the
password you chose when you created the drive, it will show up in
Windows Explorer under its own drive letter. To store files, you
can drag and drop in Explorer, or save files directly into the
virtual drive from programs such as Microsoft Word.
Once you’re done with a drive, disconnect it by right-clicking
the program’s icon in the system tray, or choose the Disconnect
option in the program interface. Rohos Disk Encryption will
automatically remove any shortcuts you create to files within the
virtual drive when you disconnect, and put them back when you
reconnect the drive.
If you want to be particularly sneaky, you can hide encrypted
data within an .avi, .mp3 or .mpg media file, and access it only
with a password. You can also create a portable encrypted drive on
a USB drive.
Rohos Disk Encryption offers a free 30-day trial. Rohos
Mini Drive offers the USB drive feature for free.