I too use Password Corral as do both of my children(on their own profiles), with my profile alone containing over 80 passwords stored in different folders. As glinwnc stated 256 & 128 encryption is available, with the program also able to generate passwords based on user preferences. After a brief scare when we thought the HD had crashed (laptop battery had come loose), we backed up all the Password Corral profiles to two external drives. Now each time we update a password or add a new one, the profile is then copied to an alternating external drive, similar to what I do with my Quicken backups, each "profile.pc" having an appended date. If there is a problem it is very easy to return the "profile.pc" (after deleting the date) back to the related Password Corral folder. By default, this folder is located in each users My Documents folder, listed as "Password Corral Data". As an added precaution, we change our 'entrance' password every 3 months. We have used this free program for years and it has made password retrieval more manageable, especially for those passworded accounts that are only accessed once or twice a year. We too made a contribution to the program designer for this very compact and user friendly program.