I am looking for a file-level encryption program that ideally runs in the right-click context. Previously I utilized AxCrypt, however this has gone to a premium subscription-model, requiring a $30.00 per year license to use AES-256!

Essentially I want file-level encryption (AES-256 as the preferred), that allows me to decrypt the file when used, and then encrypt when done. The reason I want this is the data will be encapsulated in a PGP disk with encryption, thus adding another layer of support. Therefore, tools like EncFS and Veracrypt (to my knowledge) fail - they are encryption disks/partitions that store non-file level encrypted files within them.

Presently, I am trialing AES Crypt, however already have the following issues:

  1. It makes a duplicate encrypted file, meaning I must delete the old file once performed.
  2. When decrypting the file, if the name exists (as in notes.txt) it will not replace that file.
  3. Concerns with automation of the process as listed here.

I have also trialed crococryptFile and have noted the following issues:

  1. Each time a file is decrypted it is placed inside a EncryptedFile folder;
  2. Multiple files/folders are not supported to be encrypted at any one time and;
  3. The GUI feels bloaty/slow, and is not a "fast" process to perform actions.


  1. Support AES-256
  2. Be less than $30.00(Australian Dollar) for single purchase
  3. Run on Windows 10 natively
  4. Have the capability to encrypted multiple files at once

Nice to have:

  1. Right click context menu
  2. Command line options (for batch processing)
  3. Replace files when encrypted (*.txt becomes *.encryption-file-type)
  • AFAIK e.g. VeraCrypt can also use containers (not just disks and partitions). So that would mean "several files at once" – namely all that are inside that container. Not sure if there's "right-click support" (i.e. right click the container file to open/close), though, as a) I'm not using VeraCrypt and b) not using Windows.
    – Izzy
    Jan 21, 2018 at 11:00
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    @Izzy Sorry, to clarify: I do not want container encryption, I want file level encryption inside an already encrypted container.
    – DankyNanky
    Jan 21, 2018 at 12:53

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Kruptos2 coins the following as their product descriptor:

Kruptos 2 Professional is an easy to use file encryption program that uses 256-bit encryption to password protect your private files and prevent them from being modified, read or even accessed without the correct password. With Kruptos 2 you can password protect all your sensitive personal and commercial information including your photos, movies, credit card data, tax returns or any other private document.

Some key features of the product are inclusive of:

  1. 256 bit Encryption
  2. File Shredder
  3. File name encryption
  4. Password analyser

There are also other tools to help satisfy your requirements.

The total price for you is $45.27 for their solution and their "USB to Go" product.

  • I had a quick look and this tool seems more of a suite product. I.E Using their GUI to open and close files, more than just the right click context menu. The product itself seems worthy, just not what I want. I'll upvote as a worthy applicant though.
    – DankyNanky
    Jan 21, 2018 at 12:45
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    I have edited your answer to be more informative. Once it has been peer reviewed and accepted, I will upvote it. Please keep in mind the more relevant information you post, the better the answer.
    – DankyNanky
    Jan 21, 2018 at 12:51
  • @DankyNanky,Kruptos 2 have all these nice to have features as well in addition to your requirements, Right click context menu - Windows context menu integration - one click encryption Command line options (for batch processing) - Kruptos 2 Pro supports Replace files when encrypted (*.txt becomes *.encryption-file-type) - Encrypted will renamed to .k2p. In additon, if you want you can encrypt file names too.
    – Thi
    Apr 23, 2020 at 14:52

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