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Svante
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Hello,

This is Svante from AxCrypt!

(I’m responding only here, not separately to the two separate requests you sent via the premium help form on the web. Please also remember that we’re on central european time with daylight savings, UTC+2, and we work during normal office hours mostly).

Now, to answer your question (we’ll be making a video on this soon).

With AxCrypt 2, the way to enable others to open shared encrypted files is not via different individual passwords. It’s much easier. We call this key sharing.

What you do is that after encrypting the file, you right-click it in the main AxCrypt window and select “Key Sharing”. In the dialog box, you enter the other parties e-mail addresses, click ‘Share’ and then ‘Ok’. This will share the unique file key actually used for encrypting the file with the designated parties.

Once they receive the file, via e-mail or any other mechanism, they will be able to open it with their own password.

Yes, each person needs to have a copy of AxCrypt, but if they can’t or won’t install AxCrypt on their computers they can download the portable version. These are all available on the download page at http://www.axcrypt.net/download/ .

Svante