I really like AxCrypt and have used it for years. I prefer the V1 approach which allows for different local passwords. I do see some benefit of the single-password cloud approach, but it is not for me; I want my different client files to have unique passwords.
I was able to uninstall V2, reinstall V1, and then use the V2-standalone to unencrypt any files which I opened while V2 was installed. No reboot was necessary. Luckily there weren’t many of them so my 300-ish untouched V1 files were fine; I did touch each one to verify!
So, I will use V1 until V3 comes out with the features I prefer, or move to another solution.
Thanks Svante for creating a good and useful app!