In a recent issue of the DocumentSnap newsletter I wrote about the options for encrypting your electronic documents on Mac and Windows.
Encryption can take multiple forms. You can encrypt your entire drive (something I do), but you can also create what is called an encrypted disk image – a special folder (sort of) that you create that is locked up when you are not using it. Even if someone gets access to your computer, they can’t get access to the documents inside that special folder.
Mac OS X has this capability built-in, but for some reason only certain versions of Microsoft Windows do. If you have Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise you can use a feature called BitLocker.
Many people know that BitLocker can encrypt an entire drive, but not as many people are aware that you can create an encrypted disk image. This video shows you how.
This video on Windows BitLocker disk images is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.