Sometimes, you need to protect sensitive data from others opening it. Sometimes, friends have this annoying habit of opening files on your laptop or something that might embarrass you. Even company confidential files need to be protected. This will be helpful incase you lose your laptop or something. So, there are so many reasons to encrypt files, folders or even the entire partition for that matter. There are so many utilities. Most famous of them is AxCrypt. We’ve been using it for quite sometime. It is tried and tested by more than 1.5 million across the globe. AxCrypt is Open Source and Free. Very simple to install and use. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files.