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FreeOTFE v5.21

webfork on 6 Nov 2017
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Jan 2012
  • Suggested by Rails

FreeOTFE, named for "on-the-fly disk encryption" creates one or more encrypted virtual disks using numerous available encryption algorithms (e.g. AES, Twofish, Serpent, and many more), and can be used to encrypt entire partitions. A separate application that doesn't require administrative rights called FreeOTFE Explorer is also available from the same site, using an Explorer-like interface (see version comparison).

64-bit users: FreeOTFE Explorer is functional, but Windows 7 64-bit users cannot use FreeOTFE as the drivers are unsigned.

Note: On startup, you will receive a message asking you to use portable mode drivers to start the virtual disk drivers (you need administrator rights to do this, otherwise the menu item will be grayed out). When you shutdown the program, you will also be given the option to stop the virtual disk drivers.

Note: Site offline -- linking to Sourceforge mirror.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights for non-Explorer version
Stealth: ? No. Device/service entries are created in the registry.
License: Freeware/Open Source: FreeOTFE Explorer License (v1.1)
How to extract: If using FreeOTFE Explorer:
Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeOTFEExplorer.exe

If using FreeOTFE:
Download the ZIP file and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FreeOTFE.exe

Optionally, to disable the "do you want to enable portable mode?" prompt:

* Launch FreeOTFE.exe /portable on /noexit


* Open the View - Options menu and select the Advanced tab. Click Autostart portable mode if FreeOTFE drivers not installed/running
Similar/alternative apps: VeraCrypt
What's new?
  • Added Russian language translation.
  • Added translator credit to "About..." dialog.
  • Minor tweaks to portableapps .com launcher.
Latest comments
webfork on 2014-12-24 01:34

Peter202: for reasons I can get into in the forums, I still recommend TrueCrypt despite issues mentioned in the press. Still for most people, FreeOTFE is more than adequate.

Peter202 on 2014-12-24 10:27

@webfork What exactly is the danger of using TrueCrypt? I need encryption software mostly to create a virtual volume from which i want to run my portable applications.

webfork on 2014-12-27 01:54

Peter202: please see http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=69884#p69884 ... I still use TrueCrypt.

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