I would like to encrypt my drives and data on Windows 10, but I need some recommendation to use the appropriate software(s).

  • On my system drive, I have the "Backup and sync" Google software and the synchronized Google Drive folder. But I absolutely need to let the folder content readable from my phone at any time. If I encrypt the whole drive, will this folder be synchronized as encrypted? If yes, is it possible to decrypt files from Google Drive on the fly on Android?

  • I also have a "Media" SSHD (with my Pictures and Videos folders, and video editing stuff), a "Backup" SSHD (which contains the FileHistory Windows folder), and a "Virtual machines" SSHD. Note that I need to keep good performances with all of them if I encrypt them, regardless of the method.

I think that the most important folders to encrypt are Google Drive, Pictures, Videos and FileHistory. But I don't know if whole drive encryption will be better and more appropriate.

For Windows, I found "Bitlocker" and "VeraCrypt", but if all files are encrypted, I won't be able to decrypt Google Drive folder content on Android.

For Google Drive, I found "Boxcryptor", "Cryptomator", and "GoodSync" which work on Windows and Android, but which seems to be specific to cloud storage.

  • What folders or drives must I/can I encrypt to keep good performances?
  • What software(s) do you advise me to use? Do I have to use two sofwares to fit my requirements, or do you have any other recommendation?


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    @Izzy I edited the question, tell me if it's correct now.
    – user61751
    Oct 5 '19 at 16:33
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    Yes, thanks! That looks fine now. I'm not on Windows (my last Windows was more than 25 years ago, 3.11 :D), so I cannot help you further – but I wish you good luck (and will cleanup comments then).
    – Izzy
    Oct 5 '19 at 18:02
  • I remember installing Windows 3.1 from 28 floppies :-) and developing commercial software for it, when working for Siemens. Happy days ! Oct 7 '19 at 10:17

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