Encrypting Files with a Password/Passphrase
To encrypt a file, choose the file to encrypt and right click. This will produce a pop-up menu. Scroll the the bottom and select Smartcrypt: Create Archive.
|This will produce a new menu that lists the Smartkeys already linked to this Smartcrypt account. The checkbox next to each Smartkey indicates whether a Smartkey is being used to encrypt a file. A checked box indicates the file is encrypted with a Smartkey, and an unchecked box indicates that the file is not encrypted with a Smartkey.
|In order to encrypt your file with a password/passphrase, the check boxes must be unchecked as shown in the picture to the left.
|If you choose to encrypt a file with a password/passphrase, uncheck the boxes and enter a passphrase where indicated in the picture to the left. Then select OK.
|The file is now encrypted with a passphrase, and can only be decrypted by entering the correct passphrase.
Decrypting File with Passphrase
|To decrypt a file with a passphrase, first locate the file on your device.
|After finding the file you wish to decrypt, right click the file and navigate to Smartcrypt: Extract Archive and select it.
|This will prompt a pop-up menu that will ask you to enter a passphrase to decrypt the file.
|Enter the appropriate passphrase and select OK.
|A pop-up message will appear in the top right of your screen indicating that the file has been decrypted.
|The newly decrypted file will appear as shown in the picture on the left.