Your error is unusual Bill.
I’ve tested the issue for you in two different ways using the latest version, AxCrypt 2.1.1534.
- Create a Notepad file, save it, encrypt it, delete it (from the desktop) whilst AxCrypt is running
- Create a Notepad file, save it, encrypt it, quit AxCrypt, delete it (from the desktop), reload AxCrypt
Neither of the scenarios produce the error you describe. In both cases AxCrypt recognises that you’ve deleted the file from Windows and updates itself accordingly.
You’re okay to continue doing what you’re doing. If you’re not on the latest version, please update.