Freeware to Encrypt Quicken File?


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Andrew

Anyone have a good lead on encryption of my Quicken qdf file? I'd like
to store a copy on a flash drive for transport to another system and
don't wish to keep a copy (even so-called 'Password Protected') on the
moveable media.

Ideally, something I can encrypt on the system 'A' hard-drive, move it
to system 'B', and de-crypt.

Thanks!
 
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David Arnstein

Anyone have a good lead on encryption of my Quicken qdf file? I'd like
to store a copy on a flash drive for transport to another system and
don't wish to keep a copy (even so-called 'Password Protected') on the
moveable media.

Ideally, something I can encrypt on the system 'A' hard-drive, move it
to system 'B', and de-crypt.
Truecrypt is multi-platform and widely used. God help us if it is
compromised.
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Andrew said:
Anyone have a good lead on encryption of my Quicken qdf file? I'd like to store a copy
on a flash drive for transport to another system and don't wish to keep a copy (even
so-called 'Password Protected') on the moveable media.

Ideally, something I can encrypt on the system 'A' hard-drive, move it to system 'B',
and de-crypt.

Thanks!

Any archival program using high bit encryption. WinZIP, 7-Zip, etc.
 
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Andrew

David said:
Any archival program using high bit encryption. WinZIP, 7-Zip, etc.
Thanks. 7-zip looks good; and it's free. I could use WinZip but that
looked like a free trial only.
 
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Andrew

David said:
Truecrypt is multi-platform and widely used. God help us if it is
compromised.
Thanks David - I'll keep this link around. This looked like a bit
overkill for one file, but certainly I'd consider this if I need to do a
whole drive or partition. I appreciate your time in replying.
 
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scott s.

Truecrypt is multi-platform and widely used. God help us if it is
compromised.
Agreed. Simplest thing on a usb is to create a 4gb truecrypt volume
(looks like a file to the system) so FAT32 file system works. Put
truecrypt on the usb too (uncencrypted of course. then just run
truecrypt from the usb and mount your encrypted volume file and away you
go. Only shortfall is that Android devices can't open truecrypt
volume, unless you first root your Android and add some support.

scott s.
..
 
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David H. Lipman

From: "Andrew said:
Thanks. 7-zip looks good; and it's free. I could use WinZip but that
looked like a free trial only.
Yes, my mistake.
I should have noted that it is free IFF you already have a paid-forarchival
software as it wouldn't cost anything addiotional to implement.
 
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Andrew

David said:
Yes, my mistake.
I should have noted that it is free IFF you already have a
paid-forarchival software as it wouldn't cost anything addiotional to
implement.
No need to apologize; you didn't say anything that was incorrect! I
should have put 'freeware' into my original note.

Actually, since Windoze 7 already comes with a 'send to compressed file'
option as part of the native OS, I was surprised to find out there was
no encryption option already included with this built-in function.
 
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Marty

True crypt is the way to go. You can a create portable
version on a flash drive that installs truecrypt and then
opens an encrypted volume. Instructions for this
are on the TrueCrypt site.

BTW, I use truecrypt to protect my important data files including
my quicken data. You do not need to encrypt a whole volume, you
can create a small file (say 100MB) if that is all that is needed.

Marty

Anyone have a good lead on encryption of my Quicken qdf file? I'd like
to store a copy on a flash drive for transport to another system and
don't wish to keep a copy (even so-called 'Password Protected') on the
moveable media.

Ideally, something I can encrypt on the system 'A' hard-drive, move it
to system 'B', and de-crypt.

Thanks!
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802-224-9040<br>
 

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