FreeVDF is a virtual disk management application which can create new encrypted disks and mount CD/DVD drives images. Encryption can be performed using the algorithm SSE1, and the disk can be created as password protected. This makes FreeVDF more than a virtual disk mounting application, as one can created encrypted virtual drives on a computer and password protected the data inside these drives to add two layers of security.
All the major options of FreeVD can be accessed from the system tray. These include creating, mounting, un-mounting and encrypting virtual dics, as well as accessing advanced features. To create or mount a virtual disk, choose Create option.
From here, you can either select a disc image (such as an ISO image) allocate a disk size and assign a drive letter to create a new virtual disk. You can also select Automount option to start the virtual disk and system startup and enable encryption and set a password to further secure your virtual disk.
The newly created disk will appear in Windows Explorer as long as it is mounted and will work like any common system partition. To take the disk offline, go to the Unmount option from the system tray.
You can set hotkeys to mount un-mount virtual disks and to close FreeVD by heading over to Options from the system tray. The password can be made readable or complex by selecting an option from the drop down menu, as well as specify a password length.
FreeVD works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.