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Air Explorer, the multicloud manager

Encrypt files when you upload to the cloud


Air Explorer allows you to encrypt files when you upload them to the cloud. It is a very useful feature to protect your files and keep them more secure in case of security flaws in storage services. When you encrypt your photos, documents, videos, etc. when you upload them to the cloud you can prevent your information from being exposed.

Although the storage services such as Google Drive, Onedrive, Dropbox, Yandex, Box, etc. integrate their own security measures, an extra simple security measure is to encrypt the files when you upload them to your cloud so they will be more secure in the event that someone accesses your cloud.

Activating the feature is very easy, click on “Encrypt Uploads”.

When you open the encryption options, you have to choose a password to then decrypt the files. You also have the option to choose to encrypt file and folder names. If you choose these options, the file and folder names will be encrypted.

You also have the option to save the password so you don’t have to enter it every time you download your files. This option for security reasons is not recommended.

If you choose to encrypt the names of files and/or folders, you can see the original names with the button “View original file names for encrypted files”.

When you downoload your files, these will be automatically decrypted, using the previously configured password.

Encryption protocol in Air Explorer


Encryption is a great way to keep valuable data safe in your cloud storage. Air Explorer can encrypt your files and folders when you upload them to the cloud. The encryption protocol used is Rijndael CTR with a 256 bits key.

When you encrypt in Air Explorer, it is required to set a password, which allows you to encrypt the file and to decrypt it later on when you want to view it again. For the password, you can use as many characters as you want and any UTF-8 character.

To encrypt a file or a folder, you have to activate the “Encrypt Uploads” button.
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When you transfer a file or a folder, a window asks you about a password.

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How can I encrypt files when I upload them with Air Explorer?


How can I encrypt files when I upload them with Air Explorer?

To encrypt a file or a folder, you have to activate the “Encrypt Uploads” button.
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When you transfer a file or a folder, a window asks you about a password that you will need later to decrypt it.
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