Most of the stuff on my laptop is benign; and the hassle of full disk encryption is not worth it. On the other hand, one or two folders I would love to encrypt and password protect.
What's the best way to do this? I see a couple of options: There is an Advanced option on right click of folders natively which allows one to turn encryption on in Windows. How good is this?
Alternatively I see software like Veracrypt (a successor of Truecrypt) that are recommended by the EFF etc. but mostly they require a partition to be mounted etc. So seems a tad more work then just encrypting a folder.
Comment about Veracrypt: With Veracrypt I will have to mount right? So imagine I have three different folders at different points in my directory structure then to use them each time I need to mount them as a drive. In my understanding, veracrypt allows you to mount a volume stored as an encrypted file. I sort of want to do the opposite. Encrypt folders on my existing already mounted Win drive