Encryption Software -Drag and Drop to..

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  1. kennyboy

    kennyboy Registered Member

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    Hi Guys

    Is there an encryption software (like Axcrypt etc) whereby I could have an encrypted folder on my desktop, and just drag and drop files to it, and they become automatically encrypted within the folder.
    Have Googled and not found anything obvious.
    Any help appreciated.

    Ken
     
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    Any container type encryption works similar to this. Data is decrypted when brought out of the container and encrypted when placed inside. TrueCrypt, FreeOTFE are 2 reliable, free versions that come to mind that are this type. When the container is mounted for use, it is a virtual drive and shows up as a drive letter in Windows Explorer.

    You mention AxCrypt. Is it not working for you? Once encrypted, AxCrypt encrypted files can be double clicked, opened, worked with and then closed and remain encrypted. It's one of the few non-container encryption programs that will do this. Most require decryption back into regular files before they can be manipulated.

    At varying times, I have used/use both types of encryption apps. But by a large margin, it's AxCrypt I use the most. Just a great program.
     
  4. nanana1

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    Is it too diificult to open the encrypted container to drag and drop your files ?:p
     
  5. kennyboy

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    @mvario Many thanks for your reply. I will have a look at them.

    @HAN. Actually, I have been using Axcrypt for some time, but have been having problems with the latest version, so thought I would look for an alternative. Thanks for your time.

    @nanana1

    As you have no idea of the circumstances under which I use encryption, I don't see how you can possibly make such a comment.

    Please confine your replies to being helpful.......... or don't make any.
     
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    Have you emailed Mr Seleborg with your issues/concerns? I have found him to be very interested in making AxCrypt as good as it can be. I am running the latest version 1.7.2126 and it has been working fine for me on both XP and Windows 7. His contact page is here http://www.axantum.com/Contact.html
     
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    Just found this little app thats fully up to date including 64bit - http://www.fspro.net/my-lockbox/

    Works fine so far.
     
  11. Pleonasm

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    PGP NetShare, a component of most editions of PGP Desktop, provides exactly this functionality.
     
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    Remember that if you cut and paste a document in an encrypted container the unencrypted version is just deleted and can be easily recovered, you need a program which will also wipe the old one several times when transferred. Or, a little more work, you copy+paste the old document into the encrypted container and use wiping software to delete it yourself.
     
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    True. The easiest way is to use Eraser's secure move feature from the right-click context menu.
     
  14. tobacco

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    I found another excellent freebie here - http://www.safehousesoftware.com/SafeHouseExplorer.aspx which has that feature. Just drag with a right click into safehouse and are given the choice of "Secure Move".
     
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    That looks pretty cool. And I assume that you could put a truecrypt folder in there.
     
  16. tobacco

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    Sure - and video clips too ;) :D
     
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    There's no way I can't comment on software called, "LockBox." :)

    Worthless for serious security. It can't hide from Linux run as a Live CD/USB. It's not encryption. I wondered about this software at one time and wrote the developer, he was very honest in his telling me what I just told you. But if you're just hiding from your kid sister, it would be fine.
     
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    Many thanks to all who replied.

    Has given me plenty of options to try out which I am now doing.

    Regards

    ken
     
  20. tobacco

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    I agree LockBox

    The programs i mentioned weren't meant as a replacement for say "Truecrypt" but could be used as a piece of your security.

    I have a folder where all files in it are encrypted with Axcrypt. Then this folder is hidden away with Safehouse. Non NSA, FBI types won't even know it's there which is all i'm looking for.
     
  21. TheMozart

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    So Axcrypt is the best?
     
  22. tobacco

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    It is very good for file encryption. It will encrypt all files in a folder but not the folder itself.
     
  23. TheMozart

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    I use Winrar to encrypt files and folders. Winrar uses AES + with a key of 128 bits.
     
  24. tobacco

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    One benefit of Axcrypt is the ability to work with encrypted files. They are decrypted in memory only in order to use/work with and once closed, remain encrypted on disk.
     
  25. TheMozart

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    Work with files? What you mean "work"?

    In Winrar, I can decrypt a file into memory too, for example a text file, but it remains encrypted on disk.
     
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