This application creates encrypted folders that appear as normal drives, but some may have difficulty using it on USB drives. Dekart Private Disk Light's novice-friendly interface needs only four buttons to run all features. The utility creates AES 128-bit encrypted vaults that appear as a password-protected file when dismounted. We were pleased it took us a mere two minutes to create 1GB of virtual drive. We assigned our own custom disk letter to it and formatted it using NTFS or FAT. While the program is running, the encrypted drive mounts as a removable disk. We found no system slowdown for normal disk operations. Locking your data from prying eyes is a simple one-click process to close the drive. Dekart's Private Disk drives operate exactly like regular drives. If you format or delete a drive, you'll lose all the data enclosed. We found this program failed to work on some USB drives when we weren't logged in with Administrator's rights. Overall, this freeware is a good choice for users who need only a simple secured drive for day-to-day use.
What's new in version 1.22
ReleaseNovember 9, 2008
Date AddedJune 28, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT
Free fast AES 128-bit disk encryption program. Private Disk Light allows you to create a secure space for all your work, exchange encrypted data with others, and feel sure that your information is safe from external and internal manipulation. Private Disk Light creates one or more secure virtual disks on your hard drive. Information stored in this secure area is automatically encrypted and may only be decrypted by entering the password.