I used to use Axcrypt without an initial signing in. I now have to use Two passwords. Tried to open a file and made several attempts to unlock it. None of my tests worked. Then suddenly, the same password I used in the past and had tried several times did work. Then it would not work again. All I’m getting is errors.
No, you don’t have to use two passwords – at least not after an initial time where older files are upgraded to AxCrypt 2 encryption and the password you use to sign in to AxCrypt with.
So, assume you have an older file “My Secrets-txt.axx” encrypted with password “secret123” and using AxCrypt 1.7.
1) You download, install AxCrypt 2.
2) You create an account ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’. You set a new password here, ‘!fEllive8Vibution’ (a much better one).
3) You sign in to AxCrypt two with ‘email@example.com’ and ‘!fEllive8Vibution’.
4) You try to open “My Secrets-txt.axx”.
5) You’re presented with a password prompt, because your new AxCrypt account password doesn’t work for this file.
6) You enter the old password “secret123”.
7) The file opens AND is at the same time automatically re-encrypted using AxCrypt 2 and the new password ‘!fEllive8Vibution’.
You then sign out of AxCrypt and come back a day later.
1) You double-click your “My Secrets-txt.axx” file.
2) The new AxCrypt 2 sign in window appears. You sign in with ‘!fEllive8Vibution’.
3) The file opens without any further ado, since it was automatically re-encrypted with the new password in step 7) above.
I started over with a clean slate. I downloaded the version 2 free. I encrypted what I needed. Now the puzzle is that all I need to do is click on an axx file and it opens without a request to decrypt.