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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 6 votes out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.21
  • Total Downloads:
    11,694
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 08, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Though it took us several visits to the publisher's Web site to figure out how to navigate this program, in the end, it successfully encrypted our files. We just weren't sure that most users would be willing to put forth that much effort trying to get FreeOTFE to work.

At first glance, FreeOTFE's tiny, sparse window looks simple enough, but we were stumped when it came to getting started. The drop-down menu commands were vague and didn't give us any kind of signal about where to go next. Lucky for us, a wizard walked us through the volume creation process. But beyond that, we were lost and had to consult the publisher's Web site throughout our whole testing process, which is never a good sign. After creating the volume, which offered us password protection and a long list of file encryption methods, we had to mount, and eventually format, the volume to create the virtual drive. Once the virtual drive was formatted, we were able to save, and therefore encrypt, our files to the drive. We found it funny that even the publisher seemed to acknowledge that the whole process was confusing, and suggested that most people new to file encryption simply accept the default options.

If all this sounds confusing to you, rest assured it was for us, too. Novices should look for an easier way to encrypt their files. But if you like the idea of creating a virtual disk for file encryption, this program might be worth all the time and fuss.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Sarah Dean
Publisher web site http://www.FreeOTFE.org/
Release Date February 07, 2010
Date Added February 08, 2010
Version 5.21
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Encryption Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.83MB
File Name FreeOTFE_5_21.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 11,694
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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