Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hide / Lock Text Files In Windows

Usually people tend to store their passwords and bank account number and other sensitive information on their PC.. But its prone to hackers..

In this post you will know how easy and it is to keep sensitive information protected at all costs and also keeping into mind the portability of your sensitive data..

LockNote to replace Notepad when you want to create secure and locked text files. Using LockNote, you can protect your files with double security: AES 265-bit encryption and password protection.. How cool is that!!

Once you have installed LockNote, run the program and type in whatever you want into the text area and then go to File and choose Save As..
Pick a location and click Save and then type in a password to protect your file.

You’ll notice that the file that is saved ends with an .EXE extension, which is for executable files or applications..
The file is encrypted so even if someone gets a hold of the file, they will not be able to view the contents unless they know the password.

When you double-click on the file, you’ll be prompted for the password..

The other cool feature of LockNote is that you can convert any of your current text files create from Notepad or wherever into a secure LockNote file by simply dragging and dropping the file onto the main interface..
So if you already have a important files in text formats, there is no need to copy and paste it into LockNote, just drag and drop it into the text area..

You’ll get a message asking you if you want to convert the file into a secure file, so click Yes. Then type in a password for the file to protect it. Make sure that your passwords are long and secure so that they cannot be hacked.

Finally, the program is a stand-along executable, meaning installation is not required.. You can copy the EXE file onto your USB stick and carry it around with you anywhere..

Download LockNote

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