Portable version available: 

A portable version of this product is available from the developer.

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System requirements: 

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Download file size: 

2.3 MB



Additional information: 

Use in "portable mode" to secure your data on USB devices or smart cards.

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64 Bit compatibility: 

32 and 64 bit versions available

Review article: 

(deprecated)Best Free Encryption Utility for Personal Use at Work


Installation is not required, but see cons below. FreeOTFE is simple and straightforward to install and use. You can even build your own copy from the source code if you like. The latest version now includes support for 64 bit systems, smartcards, security tokens, language translations - and more.

Product type: 

Runs as a stand-alone program on a user's computer


No longer supported or under development. Requires administrator privileges to install, but not to run after it is installed. Also requires administrator privileges to run in portable mode.

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