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    Ken

    One of the features of the Windows standard File Explorer is the use of ‘Open’ but also ‘Open With’ commands when selecting a file with the right mouse button. This is very useful when a specific file may have multiple applications that will open the file with its’ own characteristics.

    It is apparent to me that the extension used for the encrypted file calls the AxCrypt ‘utility’ decrypts the file and then provides a ‘hook’ to an application that will actually ‘Open’ the file. Am I correct in assuming that this is the ‘Default’ application defined by un-encrypted file extension. If my assumption is correct is it true that the only way to open a file with a specific application is to change the ‘Default’ application by file extension?

    Thanks in advance

    Ken

    #8043 Reply

    James

    By default AxCrypt associated itself with .AXX files. If for whatever reason you’d like to change this, you can.

    Once AxCrypt opens a .AXX file it then opens the decrypted file in whatever application its extension is associated.

    Thus a “accounts-xlsx.axx” will decrypt in AxCrypt and then open in Excel.

    Does this answer your question?

    #8044 Reply

    James

    If you wanted to open your hyppthetical file in Word instead of Excel then you mustn’t double click on it (as that’d open AxCrypt) which’d then open Excel.

    Instead, decrypt it by right clicking and then open in whatever application you please. By doing this manually it’s your responsibility to remember to encrypt it again when you’ve finished!

    #8049 Reply

    Ken

    Thanks James for confirming my assumptions. The work-around for opening the base file in another application is not so arduous to decrypt first and then open in a different than default application. Thanks again.

    #8094 Reply

    Svante
    Keymaster

    Thank you James!

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