Nine thousand memory sticks are lost at dry cleaners in the United Kingdom every year, left behind in the pockets. Hopefully none of them contained passwords, incriminating photos, military secrets or other damaging information.

 If you’re worried about what you might have left behind, you can go to and get free software that locks your documents and videos and makes their file names invisible. This also works for files stored on CDs, DVDs, MP3 players or your own computer. The software is for Windows computers only and can create hidden, private storage vaults of up to 2 terabytes. Users may create any number of vaults, and each vault appears as a new disk drive letter. 

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