looking for a encrypt program for files

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mantra, Oct 27, 2009.

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  1. mantra

    mantra Registered Member

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    Hi
    i'm looking for a encrypt program for files like docs or pdf

    i used jv16 2008 (that i bought) and it did a mess


    is there a program that let me know which files are encrypted in my hard disks?

    and encrypt files for me?

    thanks
     
  2. jpcummins

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    Not sure this is exactly what you are looking for but I use AxCrypt to encrypt the files I want encrypted. Seems to work and it is free. Hopes this helps a little.

    John
     
  3. Carver

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    I second the vote for AxCrypt.
     
  4. LockBox

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    Yes, another vote for single-file encryption app AxCrypt.
     
  5. Pleonasm

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    FYI -- Note that both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat allow the user to encrypt a document, without the use of any additional software.
     
  6. ghodgson

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    I too would go with Axcrypt, been using it for ages and no complaints.

    Gordon
     
  7. HAN

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    How can this be done?
     
  8. Pleonasm

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    In the case of Microsoft Word 2007, select “Prepare | Encrypt Document”. In the case of Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, select “Advanced | Security | Encrypt”.
     
  9. HAN

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    Ah, via the newest versions. I could not remember this being available in the past.
     
  10. Thiggy

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    Androsa FileProtector System
     
  11. mantra

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    yes
    thanks
    but i got lots of documents and encypt each it's hard , long and boring

    i 'm looking for a program that let me to encrypt many files in one step with the same password
     
  12. HAN

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    There are other very good encryption apps out but for the circumstances you have given us, AxCrypt still seems like the best choice.
     
  13. mantra

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    i tried but to encrypt many files , i have not window , i can use only the right mouse

    i would like to have a window and drag my files , and then encrypt

    can total commander encrypt files?
     
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  14. mantra

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    thanks
    i would like to encrypt many files and keep the original names

    for example encrypt the file test.doc and keep test.doc
     
  15. Dundertaker

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    Hi;

    AxCrypt is a good program and I have used it a couple of times but I prefer container type encryption.

    Ashampoo Magical Security has a free edition you can also check it out. But this one doesn support drive encryption.

    You may wanna try The Vaut which has a thread here in wilders. It provides a container type encryption wherein you can import/add files from your drive to the "vault container". The original files will remain the same but you will have an encrypted one in the container.

    Another popular container type encryption is TrueCrypt. It's also free and has the capability to hide the container when you dismount it.

    You may wanna check out these thread links.

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=244171&highlight=vault development

    or alternatively have a look at this, a lot have contributed to this but is not directly encryption for files but have useful info here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=252509&highlight=folder hiding software

    Kind regards,

    Dundertaker:cool:
     
  16. softtouch

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    I guess what you want is a simple application, where you can just drop files and they will be encrypted and saved back at the original location, maybe with another extension.
    But how do you need to have the decrypt implemented? Similar, dragging them into a "decrypt" area?
    This might be a cool, very simple to use application, if ever there is one like that.
     
  17. mantra

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    yes
    jv16 has this feature but i guess it's buggy
     
  18. Pleonasm

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    Mantra, have you considered using WinZip to create an encrypted archive? The archive (.ZIP or .ZIPX) can maintain the source folder structure, file names remain unaltered, and file "drag & drop" is supported. It’s a simplistic version of an encrypted virtual drive, but that may be what you are seeking.
     
  19. softtouch

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    Winzip is the solution I think. Not only because of the encryption, also because of the compression.

    If not, I can write such a program, if there is interest enough.
    Maybe with just AES/SHA256, simple, small, encrypt, decrypt, delete drop zones.
     
  20. mantra

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    cool
    could be great

    maybe the ability to add a header to the files , so the program with a scan could detect the ecrypted files in the hard disks:thumb:
     
  21. softtouch

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    I have made a prototype, as simple to use as possible.
    It has 3 drop zones, one for encrypt files, one for decrypt files and one for delete files.
    You can just drop the files to the drop zones, and that it.
    I might have by tomorrow a alpha version ready.
     
  22. mantra

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    cool
    is hard to add a search feature?
    i mean could the program search and find the files encryped in the hard disks?
     
  23. softtouch

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    No, its not hard to add a search feature, but you should be aware that searching for encrypted files on one or more hard-drives can be quiet time consuming.
     
  24. softtouch

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    @mantra: I have written a prototype, with the wiorking name "QuickCrypt".
    Its VERY simple, only drag and drop interface, and stand-alone executable.
    Its available at http://www.freesoftwaretoolbox.com
    Let me know if what you want is something like that.
     
  25. mantra

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    WOW!!!!
    wonderful!!!
    thank you so much

    perfect and it's very very fast


    yes it's perfect!!

    ony some advises
    1)an unmask password option
    2)delete the orignal file option after encrypt i mean i want to encrypt test.txt-->encrypted test.txt and keep the same file extension
    3)a start button

    may i know which encrypt engine does it use?
     
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