Dropbox File Encryption With BoxCryptor

You may warn data and files stored at cloud storage like Dropbox to be careful in case Dropbox account password leaked, all your files would be access by others. If you concern Dropbox security and worry all the files stored to be revealed, using encryption software to encrypt all the data and files with archive a password lock, this is the perfect way to save the file, whether it is on a local hard disk or in a cloud.

BoxCryptor is an encryption software optimized for Dropbox with data or files encryption. It encrypted a specific folder on your hard disk, if you want to decrypt the data have to go through BoxCryptor “virtual disk drives” mount access it, so even if you don’t use Dropbox BoxCryptor also can be used to encrypt important files in PC.

 

File Encryption With BoxCryptor

 

Download BoxCryptor set up software (Windows) from free option which giving  up to 2 GB encrypted folder size and installed. Select 「Create a new encrypted folder」 option as first time using BoxCryptor software.

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Due to using BoxCryptor encrypted files, photos, music in Dropbox, we need to specific encrypted folder location to Dropbox.

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Now create your password lock, please uncheck 「Remember this password」 if your PC is shared.

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Last step need to back up BoxCryptor configuration file.

Now a BoxCryptor (Z:) disk drive created. All the files need encrypted save to Z: drive and encrypted files will be saving into BoxCryptor folder in Dropbox automatically.

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You may notice filename  in Dropbox also encrypted without having to worry about security.

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Set Up further PC Share Dropbox Encrypted Files

After you have set up BoxCryptor on your first computer you can now set up further computers to access your encrypted data from them. At the first start of BoxCryptor the setup wizard will appear and select 「Open an encrypted folder」.

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Browse to the already created encrypted folder and click Next, choose the drive letter.

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To access your encrypted data type in the correct password you have typed in before.

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Now all the BoxCryptor encrypted files on first computer will sync with second computer. Your files are always securely encrypted and are only be decrypted on your local machine by using BoxCryptor. Only by using the BoxCryptor drive you can see your decrypted data and work with it like any other data on your PC.

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Conclusion

It’s more safe all the files already encrypted as stored on cloud storage space. BoxCryptor uses the AES-256 standard to encrypt and protect your files, it’s would be better if boxCryptor using 2 step password verification which contain master password to protect the file compare with using single password protection only.

BoxCryptor: http://www.boxcryptor.com/

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