Windows 10: VHD(X) versus 3rd party software - looking for views/recommendations

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  1. tfwul Win User

    VHD(X) versus 3rd party software - looking for views/recommendations


    Up front: I am sorry when posting in the wrong forum. Could not a find a suitable one.

    For more than 20 years I have been using 3rd party software that creates/uses an encrypted container. It is on a subscription basis, roughly Usd 85 every 2 years.
    It is fairly user friendly: just r-click the toolbar button and select which container to open.

    Recently I have also created a VHD on an external backup SSD drive. That went and works fine.
    It took a while though: from start (empty partition) to finish (encryption completed) it took about 8,5 hours.

    Now, I am very much hesitating as to whether or not I should extend the subscription, or switch to VHD(X).
    Having multiple encrypted containers, a switch will be quite a workload, requiring my PC to run probably for days.

    I vainly searched for articles comparing 3rd party encryption software with Windows 10 native VHD/VHDX.

    Maybe there are pros and cons that I am not aware of...
    (That is: besides the price. The price includes quick and good email support when necessary)

    What can be said about the stability?
    The 3rd party software that I am using (BestCrypt) is quite stable, no issues over the last year.

    Note: the VHD(X)'s are meant for storage only: Office documents are being saved to a location within the encrypted containers. Outlook data files as well. Applications are installed outside the container. Applications are launched -after- mounting the container.
    They will not exceed 2TB.

    Appreciate any views.

    Thanks.

    :)
     
    tfwul, Jan 5, 2021
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    MySQLGeek, Jan 5, 2021
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  3. Yaqub K Win User
    Windows Mail and 3rd party messages

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Please assist me with the following information related to this issue:

    • May I know what exactly do you mean when you say "download messages from 3rd party into Windows Mail"?
    • Are you referring to Mail app on Windows 10? If so, are you able to receive any send email via Mail app?

    If you are facing issues with Mail app, I suggest
    run the in-built Windows Store app troubleshooter and check. Follow the steps:


    • Press Windows Key + X..

    • Click on Control Panel.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • On the left pane, click on View All.

    • Click on Windows Store apps to run the troubleshooter.
    Let us know if the issue is resolved or if you require further assistance.
     
    Yaqub K, Jan 5, 2021
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  4. simeg Win User

    VHD(X) versus 3rd party software - looking for views/recommendations

    E65 3rd party software

    Choose this phone with a view to run TomTom 6 and other software, but can't install any 3rd party software. I brought the phone from three and have spoken with them today. Apparently they modify the phone so you can't run any 3rd party software. Is there
    a way of getting round this?
     
    simeg, Jan 5, 2021
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