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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what it says, but you can find evidence of files with a hidden file search."

    December 9, 2006  |   By JJo2006

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    Except for the "Con" listed below, everything seems perfect. I haven't yet tried all the features, but the instructions were very easy. Within a few minutes, I was able to create regular and hidden volumes. Very nice software.

    Cons

    Just to test if any evidence is left of my files after dismounting the volume, I ran a Windows search and specified for it to search hidden and system files. The search turned up shortcuts to some of the files, and even pointed directly to some of the files and showed the drive letter of the volume I encrypted. If you click on these, at least it doesn't let you actually open the files. It says the path doesn't exist etc. But it does show the exact path and filename. You won't be able to deny the file ever existed on the computer. As long as someone doesn't start searching for a specific filename or part of a suspected filename in your "hidden" files you'll be fine. I am by no means a computer whiz. Try this search for yourselves. Maybe I am wrong. Tell me what you think when you try this.

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