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USB Safeguard Encrypts Portable Flash Drives, Securely Deletes Files Interesting program. I like it for use on a few files (like a dozen or so files) but entire drive encryption with this program is not the best solution for my needs. I use a thumb drive to keep photographs on it and with me at work. I downloaded the program, dragged it to my drive, clicked enter, entered my desired password, then selected the entire contents of my drive to be encrypted. After a half-hour it encrypted all my files and securely deleted/wiped the unencrypted copies still on the drive.
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