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FileVault Alternatives for Windows

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

FileVault alternatives are mainly Disk Encryption Tools but may also be Password Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FileVault.
This page was last updated Jun 13, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. VeraCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt .

  2. TrueCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

    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."



  3. 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.

  4. CipherShed

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A fork of the now-discontinued TrueCrypt. CipherShed is a program that can be used to create encrypted files or encrypt entire drives (including USB flash drives and external HDDs).

    Discontinued

    No releases since Sep 6, 2017. See https://www.ciphershed.org/news/

  5. DiskCryptor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition.



  6. FinalCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    FinalCrypt uses the most unbreakable encryption: "One Time Pad" Encryption and has a well designed graphical user interface and an equally advanced command line interface for large automations.

  7. FreeOTFE

    • 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)

  8. Zed!

    • 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.

  9. LibreCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    LibreCrypt (formerly DoxBox) is an open-source disk encryption for Windows and the successor of FreeOTFE

    Discontinued

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

  10. This app eases the use of mounting (loading) encrypted partitions (also called Volumes), a disk drive may consist of several of those areas, usually represented by a drive letter.

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