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.
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 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Svante.