Today I am glad to share this experience
I was trying to bring my files in a way that prevents any loss and make possible to use them indisctinctely in Windows and in Linux.
I am currently using Truecrypt as container for files in Windows, but I had no experience in using Truecrypt in Linux. Since it is a command-line operated app in Linux I found a little difficult to deal with. So I though it was good idea to bring the files 'free' inside a Truecrypt container and make a passworded ZIP with its contens for two reasons:
-one/ for periodically backups, changing in the zip name every time including the date in the name
-two/ thinking that I could open later the passworded ZIP file in Linux.
As a backup method in Windows is still good, but for the second purpose did not work since I was not able to open any Windows ZIPed file later in Linux.
Therefore I have tested if I can open the Truecrypted container file directly in Linux. After half a dozen of trials, changing some parameters, I have been able to open the Truecrypt container in Live Linux Slax Killbill edition 5.1.8. And of course, later on I have been able to open one of my TXT file database with TablePro, so I could re-start in Linux a work with a file created and populated in Windows, being all the time, included the traveling time from a place of a computer to another, all the files in a safe Truecrypt container.
"Lo que tengas que hacer, hazlo pronto" (Juan 13, 27) / "What you do, do quickly" (John 13, 27)