How do I Encrypt a File?

We recommend that you to view these following sections before reading further:

  1. What is an Account Key? What it is used for?
  2. What is an Device Key? What it is used for?
  3. What is “My Encryption Options”?
  4. What is the Contact List used for?

Method 1: Using the Right Click Menu

Right Click on the file that you want to encrypt and select Encrypt, which is highlighted in red.

A window with encryption options will appear. Simply follow the steps below to continue.

  1. Select your encryption options under My Encryption Options, shown in red, and select contacts to encrypt the file for under My Contacts, shown in brown. The two options are combined in the Selected Contact/Device List for easy viewing of who can decrypt a file. For more information on contacts see What is the Contact List For?.
  2. The option to delete the un-encrypted files after encryption is shown in yellow.
  3. To encrypt the file press the Encrypt button highlighted in orange.

This dialog will appear once Encrypt is pressed.

Once completed the encrypted file will appear in the same location as the original file with the new file extension .ezns.

Method 2: Using the main interface

Using the main interface, click the Select button on the main interface, highlighted in red.

Choose your file(s)

If you mistakenly select an un-encrypted file in the File Decryption tab, the app will automatically place the file(s) in the File Encryption tab, and you will see this message.

Next follow the steps below to continue.

  1. Select your encryption options under My Encryption Options, shown in red, and select contacts to encrypt the file(s) for under My Contacts, shown in brown. For more information on contacts see What is the Contact List For?.
  2. The option to delete the un-encrypted files after encryption is shown in yellow.
  3. To encrypt the file press the Encrypt button highlighted in orange.

Once finished either right or left click on the encrypted file to open the folder it currently resides in. This is shown in the red highlighted area.

A window will open to the file’s location.

Method 2 Options:

The Change Save To Location option allows for you to change where the encrypted file(s) will be saved to.

The default location, as shown in red, always saves the file(s) in the same folder as the original file(s) folder.

To change where you would like the file(s) to be saved to, click on the Change button highlighted in brown.

Select the new folder you want the encrypted file(s) to be saved to.

As shown below, the selected path is now the Current Save To Location, shown highlighted in red.

The next steps for encrypting the file are exactly the same as Method 2: Using the main interface. Once you encrypt the file using those steps and click on the Open File Location option, the encrypted file(s) will be placed in the folder you selected, shown below highlighted in red.

After the encryption operation is executed, the Current Save To Location is changed back to default location.

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