Since I made the move to Windows 7 about a year ago, I was unable to continue to use one of my favorite programs.
AxCrypt is a program that will encrypt a file or folder and will also compress and shred files. My primary use is to encrypt my personal information in the event prying eyes happen upon my stuff.
Before I started using Windows 7, I was using Windows XP 32 bit. At the time, AxCrypt did not support 64 bit systems. When I upgraded my operating system to Win7, I upgraded to 64 bit. AxCrypt no longer worked and I complained! Since I was on AxCrypt’s email list, I got a message a month or so ago that AxCrypt now supported windows 7 and 64 bit. To say the least, I was relieved because I have tried many encryption programs for the past year and none of them held a candle to AxCrypt.
My needs were simple – I wanted a program that ran as an exe that would bring up a password window, open, and when I closed the file, would re-encrypt. AxCrypt did exactly this.
AxCrypt also integrates nicely into the right click context menu so encrypting new files or folders is a very fast process.
So if you have files or folders that you need to protect, look no further than AxCrypt! It supports XP, Win7 32 and 64 bit operating systems.