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I'd like to encrypt a single folder in my external hard drive. Which GUI software should I use?

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You might consider TrueCrypt. There is a nice GUI, I believe.

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I actually used TrueCrypt and there is indeed a nice GUI. Worked fine! – Olivier Lalonde Apr 11 '11 at 19:13
@htorque: true, but I rather state that I am not sure than pretending that I know everything. I could have posted nothing, but I thought that it might help the asking person. – Martin Ueding Apr 13 '11 at 22:04

I have used encfs for such a task.

It allows you to mount the folder to encrypt onto an empty folder. After that, everything you put under the mount point will be encrypted. When you unmount the folder, your crypted data is no longer visible, until you mount it again.

There is also a GUI, in the package cryptkeeper.

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The strongest and the best solution for me is to encrypt a folder with pgp. See these tutorials for more information:

Create Encrypted Files and Folders in Ubuntu 10.04/10.10 Maverick Meerkat with Seahorse

HOWTO: Encrypted directory with EncFS

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You can use cryptmount easily to create an encrypted file system and mount it on a folder. Although its a command line utility but its easy to use. I am not aware if there is GUI frontend available for it. You can find more details on using it here

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