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    CM

    hi everyone! How can I encrypt alle folders including their subfolders and the files within the subfolders in an easy way?

    At the moment I have to choose each single subfolder and encrypt it, whereas only the files which are in the subfolder are encrypted but not other sub-sub.folders etc.

    Is there any easy way to encrypt the folders including all subfolders, etc?

    Thank you!

    #13840 Reply

    Prabhukumar R
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    Hello CM,

    AxCrypt Secured Folder:

    AxCrypt secures files, individually. However, you can designate folders as ‘secured’. The folders will be monitored for new files, and AxCrypt will secure all new files with a single click, or when you sign out.

    You can also select multiple files, including all files in a folder, to be secured in a single operation. They still remain individual files, and the folder itself is not secured, just the files in it.  

    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.

    Include Subfolders:

    You can encrypt a folder by using Secured Folders option. After that if you create a subfolder, it won’t re-encrypt the files of subfolder(s).

    We can include the sub-folder by enabling the feature from the AxCrypt app menu File | Options | Include Subfolders. By default Include Subfolders will be disabled. So Sub-folders are not encrypted without enabling this feature.

    How to secure (encrypt) the Folder?

    You can able to encrypt your folder contents by just drag and drop the folder to the Secured Folders area.

    or

    Select the folder and right click on the folder and select the AxCrypt | Encrypt menu option from the windows explorer context menu.

    Please check out our video tutorials at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoSoXBjq6iCG5232fHoWStA and our other documentation at https://www.axcrypt.net/information/get-started/ to get started with AxCrypt.

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