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Create an encrypted virtual drive

You can use Secure Data to create encrypted virtual drives. There is no limit to the number of drives you can create, as long as hard drive space exists. Follow the steps below to create an encrypted virtual drive:

1.In the main program window, click Setup > Security tools > Secure Data > Create a virtual drive.

2.Click Browse to select the location where to save the virtual drive.

3.Type a name for the virtual drive and click Save.

4.Use the Maximum capacity drop-down menu to set the size of your virtual drive and click Continue.

5.Set a password for your virtual drive. If you do not want the virtual drive to automatically decrypt when you log in to your Windows account, deselect the Decrypt automatically on this Windows account. Click Continue.

6.Click Done. Your encrypted virtual drive is created and ready to use. It will appear as a local disk if you open This PC.

To access the encrypted drive after restarting the computer, locate the encrypted drive file (.eed file type) you created and double-click it. If prompted, type the password you configured when creating the encrypted drive. The drive will be mounted and appear as a local disk under This PC. When the encrypted drive is mounted as a local disk, the local disk and its decrypted content are available to other users on your computer unless you log out or restart the computer.


Can I delete a virtual drive?

Yes. To delete an encrypted virtual drive, follow the instructions in ESET Secure Data FAQ.