Sometimes you have files that are not very sensitive and you don't want to encrypt them and go into the trouble of decrypting them every time you need to view or work with them. So, will it be more secure for the files to be put inside a virtual machine and work with it only from inside the virtual machine? I understand that if the VM is up and running, it will just be another box in your network and it can be hacked into the same way your host or main machine can be hacked into, but I'm asking this question since the VM will be off most of the time, so it will less exposure to the internet. Are there forensics tools to extract data files VM images or files? I suspect there is. I'm asking because I"m thinking it will be harder for an attacker to reach such files if the virtualization software is off in the host.....Am I right with this line of thinking?