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Encrypting Files (Simple)

Encrypting Files (Simple)

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Encrypting Files (Simple)

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Encrypting Files ("Encrypt Files" button)


Files of any kind can be encrypted. Clicking the "Encrypt Files" button will present a standard common screen that is requesting you to browse and select a file (*or many files) that is to be encrypted.


Browse through the drives and associated folders by clicking on the image path tree displayed and then either ‘double-click’ the chosen file or highlight your selection and click ‘Open’


(*To select more than one file within a folder hold down the ‘Ctrl’ keyboard key whilst clicking on the file names.)


You may now be asked to select what the encrypted file name is to be called and where it should be saved (depending on options set). If you’re happy with the default shown (the same folder location and the file name equalling the old file name plus “.qce” as a new extension) then just click “OK”. Otherwise enter a new name and/or location of your choice.


A “Pass Phrase” is now required (unless you have chosen to always use the default pass phrase that you have set-up previously or to use a key file that is present).


Enter the phrase you wish to be the ‘secret key’ for the encryption or click "Use Default" to use the previously set-up default Pass Phrase. This pass phrase must be known before the file can be decrypted successfully, so please take care that it can be remembered.



Once the Pass Phrase is entered the file encryption will take place and progress update messages will be displayed in the Text Window.


Automatic use of a “Default Pass Phrase” for all file encryption events can be set within Options>Preferences or the use of a key file (or both!)


The 'OS KeyBoard' button will open an On Screen Key Board. This facility replicates a manual keyboard, but instead of manually pressing keys on a keyboard, it lets you click characters using the mouse. The OS KeyBoard is an extra facility that prevents any key logging software on your system capture the Pass Phrases that you type to encrypt or decrypt files or text.


The 'Open Safe' button will open the Password Safe to allow you to generate and hold a long random pass phrase in the Password Safe. This enables you to hold many long secure pass phrases for different files, systems or people and keep them all locked away, encrypted with one master pass phrase.


The CryptoExplorer can also be used to encrypt and decrypt files.


The Windows Explorer can be used to encrypt and decrypt files.