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LUKS Alternatives for Windows

LUKS 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 LUKS and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to LUKS are TrueCrypt, Windows BitLocker, AES Crypt and Picocrypt.

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  1. VeraCrypt icon

    VeraCrypt

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • BSD
    45 alternatives to VeraCrypt 

    VeraCrypt is a free disk encryption software brought to you by IDRIX and that is based on TrueCrypt . It adds enhanced security to the algorithms used for system and partitions encryption making it immune to new developments in brute-force...

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    1.  PortableVeraCrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. TrueCrypt icon

    TrueCrypt

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    96 alternatives to TrueCrypt 

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

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    1.  PortableTrueCrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    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. Such integrated support is also available on other platforms. You should migrate any data encrypted by TrueCrypt to encrypted disks or virtual disk images supported on your platform.

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    TrueCrypt Volume Creation Wizard – encryption/hash algorithms


  3. Windows BitLocker icon

    Windows BitLocker

    87 alternatives to Windows BitLocker 

    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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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionWindows BitLocker can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    BitLocker for Drive C
  4. AES Crypt icon

    AES Crypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    82 alternatives to AES Crypt 

    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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  5. Picocrypt icon

    Picocrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Picocrypt 

    Picocrypt is a very small (hence Pico), very simple, yet very secure encryption tool that you can use to protect your files. It's designed to be the go-to tool for encryption, with a focus on security, simplicity, and reliability.

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    1.  PortablePicocrypt can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightPicocrypt consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. File Lock PEA icon

    File Lock PEA

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    79 alternatives to File Lock PEA 

    Platform-independent password-based authenticated encryption of files & folders.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupFile Lock PEA uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in File Lock PEA without registration.
    3.  No TrackingFile Lock PEA will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  PortableFile Lock PEA can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Ad-freeFile Lock PEA doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    6.  Privacy focusedFile Lock PEA is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionFile Lock PEA has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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  7. CipherShed icon

    CipherShed

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    33 alternatives to CipherShed 

    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).

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    Discontinued

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

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  8. DiskCryptor icon

    DiskCryptor

    51 alternatives to DiskCryptor 

    DiskCryptor is a free and open-source utility that offers encryption of all disk partitions, including the system partition. Originally conceived as a replacement for DriveCrypt Plus Pack and PGP Whole Disk Encryption (WDE), the project aims to create the best product in its...

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    EncFSMP

    • Mac
    • Windows
    25 alternatives to EncFSMP 

    EncFSMP, a program to mount EncFS folders on Windows and OS X.

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    1.  PortableEncFSMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. FinalCrypt icon

    FinalCrypt

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    35 alternatives to FinalCrypt 

    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.

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