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Svante
Keymaster

Hello,

You must have read the old documentation (or we’ve made a mistake in the new). AxCrypt 2 does not support self-decrypting files at this time.

However – if you encrypt the file, key share it with the recipient with the Key Sharing feature you can send the encrypted file along with a link to https://account.axcrypt.net/Download/AxCrypt-2.exe or download the program itself and attach it to whatever you send to the recipient.

That’s essentially what ‘self-decrypting’ archives are, except that we then append the encrypted file to the stand-alone. We don’t support that just yet, because there are simply so many things that are bad with the concept.

Oh, I just wrote blog post expanding on this subject, see http://www.axcrypt.net/blog/avoid-self-decrypting-files/ .

  • This reply was modified 5 months, 1 week ago by  Svante.