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Created 19 May 2007
Modified 19 May 2007

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How To encrypt data files

There are two methods to encrypt the data files (Favorites, Custom Commands)

Method: Encrypted File System (EFS)
Applies To: All supported operating systems but Windows XP Home

  1. Open Windows Explorer (explorer.exe)
  2. Locate the application data folder. Open the Settings dialog from the menu: Tools -> Settings. It's the Application Data Folder in in the General dialog The default location is %APPDATA%\SmartFTP\Client 2.0.
  3. Right-click on the folder and click on Properties from the context menu.
  4. In the General tab of the Properties dialog click on the Advanced button.
  5. In the Advanced dialog check the Encrypt contents to secure data option.
  6. Click OK and the files will get encrypted.

Method: TrueCrypt
Applies To: All operating systems

  1. Download and install TrueCrypt from http://www.truecrypt.org
  2. Setup a new TrueCrypt volume. Refer to the TrueCrypt documentation.
    How to Create and Use a TrueCrypt container
  3. Start SmartFTP
  4. Go to menu: Tools -> Settings
  5. In the General dialog change the Application Data Folder to a folder on the encrypted drive
  6. Restart SmartFTP

Keywords
encryption, encrypted