encrypting drive / files

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05 Jun, 2016 01:59 PM


Actually i do want to encrypt a virtual drive, what connects my Mac to my online NAS. As I want to use my files on Mac, at home, and on windows, at work, I can't use the encrypted virtual file of OSX :-(. I'm using GPG for my emails for a wile and found that i can use it to encrypt files and even folders. thats great. thought i can't encrypt my virtual drive itself i just thought about creating one folder containing all data instead and decrypt this one. So far so good. But for some reason gpg saves a encrypted copy. and After decrypting another copy of the original file/ folder. Why? is it possible to have just one folder what i can encrypt and decrypt all over again without having multiple copies of the file/folder?

is there a way to encrypt and decrypt files/folders on iPhone, though I would love to use it for dropbox too?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 09 Jun, 2016 05:28 PM

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    Hi Mt,

    OpenPGP isn't the best solution and not really recommended. Instead you should look into encrypted disk images. This is possible on OS X using Disk Utility. But I am not sure about compatibility for cross platform, let alone iOS.

    BoxCryptor may do what you are looking for, but I have no personal experience using that service.

    When you decrypt the decrypted file is created. If you re-encrypt and again decrypt, another folder is created. That behavior is expected.

    All the best,

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 13 Aug, 2016 11:57 AM.

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