_NEED TO CREATE a space to safeguard files on your computer? Are you a Windows or Linux user, or do you collaborate with one? VeraCrypt will do the trick.
It’s available on every major operating system, so it’s a perfect fit for teams with devices on multiple operating systems (e.g., a mix of Windows and macOS machines), especially if you plan to share file containersA file created as a copy of a storage volume or media. It is typically used to hold data for storage, or a compressed version of software. with team members. STEP 1
Download, verify, and install VeraCrypt.
To ensure your VeraCrypt download is legitimate, go through the steps to verify it before you install. This guide covers the steps to get you there.
Create your encryption passphrase, and store it somewhere safe.
You’ll need your encryption passphrase to access your encrypted container. It’s important that you use a passphrase that is complex, unique, and typeable. You can use a password manager, or dice, to generate a robust encryption passphrase.
Don’t lose access to the data on your encrypted device! Store your passphrase somewhere safe, like a password manager, or even on a piece of paper with a trusted third party.
Get started encrypting file containers with VeraCrypt.
Follow the step-by-step instructions in this VeraCrypt encryption guide.