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Hi, You are reading series of Data Security it is the group of following posts,
Data protection and Security is very important assets nowadays when you store sensitive data on your computer or pendrive/flash drive, you always have fear of stolen and misuse of data. if you have saved some important official documents on pendrive and by bad luck you lost the pen drive. Someone can have your pendrive and misuse of your data. So The encryption is only method to prevention of data misuse.
What is encryption
In computer terminology, Encryption is a process which make your data unreadable for others without proper authorisation, it changed information or data in a code only readable by entering authorized key. if you have enabled the encryption then only you can read data or another person you have authorised. it means you or another person who have the encryption key only can make data readable.
Methods of encryption in Windows operating system
In this section we are going to discuss about encryption methods used in Windows 10 and previous version machine. Here are some methods with its unique specialty.
Encrypting file system EFS
If you are looking for to encrypt Only files and folders in Windows operating system then this method is 100% for you. Encrypted file system is a feature integrated with NTFS file system in Windows 10 by default. by the help of EFS you can encrypt the files and folders only readable by current Operating system. If you want to make readable from other computers you will have to use encryption certificate or key. For more detail you can visit following link.
Bitlocker Windows 10 encryption
Bitlocker encryption is a high level of the encryption where person can encrypt a hard drive partition a pendrive other External flash drives. Basically bitlocker drive encryption is a data protection method that integrated window operating system and protect data theft lost stolen misuse of your data. It is able to encrypt whole drive partition. I have written full article related bitlocker windows 10 encryption. you can read by using following link:
Full disc encryption
In full disc encryption method you can not only encrypted single partition even you can encrypt the whole operating system even the system partition, where you have install the operating system like drive c but you need to install third party software for full description for example veracrypt/truecrypt. Truecrypt is outdated and no more availabel for this, and veracrypt is a replacement of trucrypt.