This manual explains how AES Crypt can be downloaded for different operating systems. Find out how to encrypt and decrypt files.
User guide AES Crypt
AES Crypt for MacOS or Linux
You can download AES Crypt (free) from: https://www.aescrypt.com/download/
You can find a comprehensive user manual at: https://www.aescrypt.com/documentation/
AES Crypt for Windows
Download AES Crypt
If your workstation (PC or laptop) is managed by the ISC, you can download AES Crypt from the Software Center and install it. If your workstation is not managed by the ISC, you can download AES Crypt (free) from: https://www.aescrypt.com/download/
Encrypting a file
- In File Explorer, right-click the file you want to encrypt.
- Choose ‘AES Encrypt’ from the context menu.
- You will be offered the option to enter a password.
- AES Crypt creates a file with the same name as the original file, but with the extension (the part of the file name after the dot) “.aes”.
Please note: you will now have two versions of the same file, one unencrypted (the original) and one encrypted. You can delete the unencrypted file, if necessary. Please be aware that it is impossible to open the encrypted file if you forget the password.
You can send the encrypted file by e-mail. Be sure to send the password as well, but use a method other than e-mail.
Decrypting a file
The file can only be decrypted by someone who knows the password and uses AES Crypt.
- In File Explorer, right-click the file you want to decrypt (it always ends in “.aes”).
- Choose “AES Decrypt” from the context menu.
- Enter the password.
- The file will be opened.