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1. Yes, AxCrypt application and account required to decrypt/open the AxCrypt encrypted files. Without the AxCrypt app we can’t open the encrypted files.
If receiver who does not have registered AxCrypt ID, (s)he will receive an invitation email with instructions on how to proceed.
After that receiver can open the AxCrypt encrypted file in AxCrypt app with own password.(if key sharing applied.)
If you are trying to decrypt the someone’s AxCrypt encrypted file, then you needs the someone’s file password which was used for file encryption. So the someone needs to share the file password with you. Then only you are able to open the encrypted file.
To see a quick instructional video explaining how to use key sharing, please view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z3KOZD-Yks .
All the AxCrypt encrypted files should have the .axx extension as per our design. Also you need AxCrypt application to decrypt the AxCrypt encrypted files.
If the encrypted file does not have the .axx file extension, then the AxCrypt app will not decrypt the same.