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How to Encrypt Windows 10 Hard Drive with Bitlocker

Encryption is the process of changing information into something meaningless unless you have the key. BitLocker encrypts information on hard drives so that it can only be read once the key is entered. The key may be managed by a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip in the computer, a USB drive that stores the key, or even just a password. If you try BitLocker and don’t like it, it’s easy to turn BitLocker off.


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ProtectedText is an free online notepad with password, where you can securely save your notes on the web.It’s a secure notepad with password, for all your notes, ideas, to-do lists, scripts, etc…

It’s free and also without ads and tracking, and you don’t even have to register or have any kind of account. Store your notes anonymously and encrypted in this simple and secure free online notepad. You can also use our Android app to access your notes conveniently from your Android device.

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[UPDATED] PeaZip – Free file archiver utility, open, extract RAR TAR ZIP archives

PeaZip, my favorite (go to) file archiver has been recently updated. I use PeaZip as my primary method to archive encrypted (password required) private files.

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PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, Brotli, FreeArc, PAQ, Zstandard, and PEA projects.

Cross-platform, full-featured but user-friendly alternative to WinRar, WinZip and similar general purpose archive manager applications, open and extract 180+ archive formats: 001, 7Z, ACE(*), ARC, ARJ, BR, BZ2, CAB, DMG, GZ, ISO, LHA, PAQ, PEA, RAR, TAR, UDF, WIM, XZ, ZIP, ZIPX, ZST – view full list of supported archive file formats for archiving and for extraction.

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