Locking Up Personal Documents

As personal computers insinuate themselves ever more deeply into the details of our daily lives, the need to protect personal data files becomes increasingly important. Even if you think your life is absolutely unexceptional, you might be surprised at the amount of confidential information stored on your computer—from medical records to credit card numbers to passwords that unlock your bank account. If you believe your personal files are no one else's business, make certain they're stored under a virtual lock and key. The exact procedures for securing their storage vary, depending on which version of Windows you're using.

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