a cabinet to secure them than to password/encrypt them all.

Encryption and password protection are great techniques but I don't have anything I really need to do that with and I don't want to run the risk of something interfering with access to the data ... and encryption/password protection can interfere with that.

Perhaps someone who has used these techniques without the hitches and glitches will have another view...all we see here usually is 'the problems'.

VAPCMD