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Created 19 May 2007
Modified 09 Sep 2015

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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)

  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 VeraCrypt
  2. Setup a new VeraCrypt volume. Refer to the VeraCrypt documentation.
    How to Create and Use a VeraCrypt container
  3. Start SmartFTP
  4. Go to menu: File - Settings
  5. In the General dialog change the Application Data Folder to a folder on the encrypted drive
  6. Restart SmartFTP

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