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    I need to send an encrypted file to a collegue, and as far as I can see in the introduction AxCrypt is able to encrypt to a self-decrypting .exe file by right-clicking and selecting Encrypt Copy to .exe.

    Problem: this option is not available when I right click on the file – I can only choose between Encrypt and Advanced. The latter opens the program, and I can’t find anything about Encrypt copy to .exe there either.

    I have downloaded AxCrypt today, and the light bulb says no need to check for updates, so it should be the newest version.

    Can you help me? Thanks.

    Best regards

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    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 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 .

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