Yes, If the encrypted files/folders do not exist in the AxCrypt app’s Recent Files/Secured Folders list also, The encrypted files/folders are still encrypted only. Those will be restored back to normal once we decrypt it.
But AxCrypt app will not monitor the encrypted files/folders which do not exist in the AxCrypt app’s Recent Files/Secured Folders list. That means broom icon feature will not work for the unmonitored folders and files.
AxCrypt will re-encrypt the files once you update the encrypted files.
Broom icon feature:
If the file, in fact, is located in a folder designated as “Secured”, it will soon be re-encrypted again since those folders are monitored for unencrypted files and will encrypt them when you sign out or click the “Broom” clean up icon.
AxCrypt 2 uses a more robust method for the automatic re-encryption, which sometimes means you as the user have to tell AxCrypt to do it. You’ll see this by the “broom” icon becoming red. This indicates there’s something in need of “clean up”, i.e. re-encryption.