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GiliSoft Private Disk 11.5.6

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"Best virtual disk encryption software."


Gilisoft Privacy Disk is a software that can create a virtual disk on your system’s hard disk or even on a removable disk in order to secure your important data from any kind of misuse or threat. It basically creates a password-protected and simulated hard drive on your system based on encryption technology that can encrypt incoming data and decrypt outgoing data. These disks store data in encrypted format making it unworkable for other users to access it, however, when applications request for this data it decrypts them on-the-fly.


Installation involves simple steps and it is recommended to close other application during this process.

You need to select basic details such as setup folder location, Start Menu folder location, and Additional Icons like Quick Launch or Desktop Icon. Other than that, you can enable the option to use the software right away after installation. It is compatible with following operating systems: Windows 2000 / XP/ Vista / Vista (64 bit)/ 7 / 7 (64 bit) / 8 / 8 (64 bit).


Interface of GiliSoft Privacy Disk is quite decent, simple, and intuitive. The organized layout makes it easy for anyone to use this software irrespective of their technical background. From the default screen, you can select whether you want to create a new disk, mount (or edit) a private disk or unmount a disk. Based on the selection made on the first screen, the next screen displays corresponding options, for example, when ‘Create a private disk’ option is selected, then next screen displays options to create it in either USB drive or on HDD disk. The online Help file is well documented and explains all steps very nicely.


Gilisoft Privacy disk enables you to create a hidden and password-protected disk on your system in which you can store your personal and confidential data. A major advantage of this private disk is that it stores all the data in encrypted format and even the unencryted files are encrypted immediately before being saved in the disk.

While creating a new disk on computer’s HDD disk or USB disk, you can choose a letter for its name, set the size of the disk, and even assign a password to it so that no one else can access the disk.

It also enables the users to unmount or edit a private disk by first selecting the disk to be unprotected, then entering the password and finally selecting ‘Unprotect the Private disk’ checkbox. In order to hide the private disk on HDD disk for improved security, you can select the ‘Protect the Private Disk after unmount’ checkbox while you are unmounting a private disk.

It empowers you to access your hidden files on even those computers where the GiliSoft Private Disk is not installed. This could be done by choosing the option to mount the hidden private disk and then selecting ‘Install on USK disk’ option, which will install an .exe on the USB that can be run directly on any computer.

The response time of this software is very good since all the functions like creating, mounting or unmounting a private disk are done swiftly without hampering the computer’s performance.


The trial version prompts a popup window to buy license key for the software, everytime on carrying out any operation.

The size of disk in trial version is only 1024 MB.

There could have been options to configure the private disks in a better way.


Cryptic Disk is a reliable software that is capable to protect disks and create disk partitions by encrypting them. It guards your important data from being stolen by hackers as the encrypted data cannot be accessed or retrieved without entering its password.


Gilisoft Privacy Disk is an easy-to-use software which guards your personal data from being accessed by unwanted users. It uses low system resources so it does not impact on computer’s performance. We recommend the use of this software to users who want to keep their data in a safe environment without taking other difficult measures.

Reviewed by Ruheen Kaur

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