[SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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[SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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I need a program that could Encrypt / Decrypt files ( and may be a folder which contains some files ).
Under Linux Mint 18 beta Xfce.
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Re: Encrypt & Decrypt files

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Would Kleopatra work on xfce? That is default installed on KDE and what I use. Works well. I use to encrypt / decrypt files and folders.

I hope it helped.

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Re: Encrypt & Decrypt files

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AESCrypt. Integrates well with Thunar, using a custom action.

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Re: Encrypt & Decrypt files

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c3p0 wrote:I need a program that could Encrypt / Decrypt files ( and may be a folder which contains some files ).
If storing files/directories within an encrypted archive would suffice, then I know the 7-Zip format can leverage AES-256 encryption, and p7zip is the Linux command line variant.

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Re: Encrypt & Decrypt files

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Using encfs is pretty much seamless and simple.
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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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I installed Cryptkeeper 0.9.5 on Mint 17.3 Mate using Software Manager. I cannot create an encrypted folder.
Tips ?

Thanks in advance,
Nard

Edit: hold on .... I selected "nard" as folder for the new encrypted folder but it appears to link to /media/nard instead of /home/nard. Further testing now .....
Edit2: yes, that did the trick. Great application ! :)
Edit3: hmmm .... after a reboot Cryptkeeper no longer knows the encrypted folder. Phew, I am glad I was just testing it.

Anyone with a suggestion for a crypt-decrypt application that can be used in Mint 17.3 Mate ?
(I used TrueCrypt under Windows7)
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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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Use gnome-encfs-manager. You need this PPA: ppa:gencfsm/ppa

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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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Thanks, Cosmo.

Since this is the first time I will be using a ppa (I am just a beginner), is this the command I have to enter in a terminal window ?

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gencfsm/ppa
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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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Correct.
Alternative: Open software sources -> ppa -> add the ppa. Then do a refresh (button at the top right). Afterwards you can install software provided from this ppa directly from software sources.

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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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I followed your alternative and got it working ! Even my encrypted test folder is found.

A bit of a hick-up after installation and a restart of Mint: no keyboard (Toshiba Satelite laptop). Used an external kbd to get out of that situation. It is very well possible that it has nothing to do with gencfsm. But I thought it's better mentioning it.

Thanks !
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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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I see no relationship. I use this programs since some years, so I can claim some experience with it.

Doe the laptop keyboard already cease to function in the rub menu or in the login window?

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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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The keyboard works in the BIOS and in Grub2 menu. When I select Mint Mate 17.3 and the OS has become operational, the (built-in) keyboard is no longer functional. I have seen more posts that describe non-functioning of the (built-in) keyboard.
But like I said: I don't expect a correlation with the new encryption program. Just wanted to mention what I saw.

I have more systems to test on, among which one more laptop. I will install gencfsm on those as well and will post the results.

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Re: [SOLVED] Encrypt & Decrypt files

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You might launch the live system on this laptop to find out, how the keyboard behaves there.

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