Step-by-step Windows file encrypting and decrypting from context menu

Written by Lída Hrnčířová on 20 srpna, 2020.

You don’t always want to encrypt an email but maybe, just maybe, only the file you want to send – or even keep encrypted just for yourself. In today’s article we will share with you our step-by-step guide on how to encrypt files right from the context/explorer menu!

In some cases one simply does not one to encrypt only emails – sometimes it’s better to encrypt the file itself that would be otherwise included in the email. That may be for storing of files that are private but you still need them on your computer or for getting those files safely to only those people you want to.

It’s actually super quick and easy! You don’t even need Cryptoucan™ for this operation since you are using public keys of all parties involved. You only need them to decrypt, open those files. You just need to have the public keys imported to your key manager (Kleopatra).

You want to know how? Well, click here!

Picture 1: Sign/Encrypt window in which you choose who are you encrypting the file for

Decrypting an encrypted document you received is super easy and quick. If you want to know, how to do that, check this guide!

Picture 2: Decrypting a file

If you’re a fan of our video guides, worry not! We will publish a video on this topic in just few weeks‘ time!

Thank you for reading, see you next week!