eCryptfs Alternatives for Windows

    eCryptfs is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to eCryptfs and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to eCryptfs are Windows BitLocker (Paid), AES Crypt (Free, Open Source), SiriKali (Free, Open Source) and DiskCryptor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 23, 2021

    1. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.] TrueCrypt is a disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

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    2. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.
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    3. AES Crypt is an advanced file encryption utility that integrates with the Windows shell or runs from the Linux command prompt to provide a simple, yet powerful, tool for encrypting files using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SiriKali is a Qt/C++ GUI application that manages ecryptfs,cryfs,encfs,gocryptfs and securefs based encrypted folders. These projects are compared here.SiriKali can also connect to ssh servers using sshfs.
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    4. DiskCryptor is the only truly free solution, provided under GNU General Public License (GPLv3), which offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Zed! protects your personal and sensitive data in encrypted archives on e-mail, on USB sticks and in backups. ENCRYPTION
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE Change of name to 'LibreCrypt' in version 6.2 Features: Easy to use, with a 'wizard' for creating new 'DoxBoxes'.

      Discontinued

      Last release Nov 24, 2015
      https://github.com/t-d-k/LibreCrypt/releases

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Windows Mobile
      FreeOTFE is a free, open source, "on-the-fly" (OTFE) disk encryption program for PCs running MS Windows and Windows Mobile PDAs (FreeOTFE4PDA).

      Discontinued

      Discontinued per Wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeOTFE)

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    5. Now this is what I call real security!... You may use any one of nineteen, industrial and military strength, encryption ciphers to secure your most precious private information.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      The Gostcrypt project has been launched at the end of 2013 as fork of the (late) Truecrypt project.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2012. See http://www.gostcrypt.org/news_and_changelog.php

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