Encrypt & Decrypt External Files

Using Password Depot, you can easily encrypt or decrypt external files regardless of their fomat. The files will be decrypted with the safe algorithm AES 256-Bit.

You can find the corresponding functions Encrypt and Decrypt on the tab Tools.

Encrypt external files

With the function Encrypt external files you can encrypt any files using a password so that no non-authorized person can access your data.

To encrypt your files proceed as follows:

  1. From the Tools tab select the option Encrypt.

  2. In the dialog box that opens select the file(s) you wish to encrypt and click Open.

  3. Enter the password which you will use to decrypt the file later into the Enter password field.

  4. Repeat the password in the Confirm password field.

  5. To remove the original file, check the option Delete original file(s) after encryption. This option is useful if you wish to encrypt a file that has been accessible for several people and to delete the version which could be accessed by all. The original file is then deleted without any traces from the hard disk thanks to secure algorithms.

  6. Select the option Create a self-extracting archive if a user which has not installed Password Depot on his PC should be able to open it.

  7. In case you have chosen more than one file, you can select the option Create a single output file to encrypt all files in one file.

  8. If you want to save the password for the encrypted file in Password Depot check the option Store password in Password Depot. To do so you will need to have your password file open. In the next dialog, confirm that you want to add the password to your file and it will automatically saved as an encrypted file entry.

  9. Click OK to encrypt the file(s).

Decrypt external files

With the function Decrypt external files you can decrypt any encrypted files if you have a valid password.

To decrypt files proceed as follows:

  1. From the Tools tab select the option Decrypt external files.

  2. In the dialog box that opens select the encrypted file (*.pwde) which you wish to decrypt.

  3. Click Open.

  4. Enter the corresponding password of the file into the Password Depot - Encrypt dialog box.

  5. To remove the encrypted file afterwards, check the option Delete encrypted files after decryption if you no longer need it.

  6. Click OK to decrypt the file.