It doesn't come with instructions, and doesn't need them. The interface is simple.
But it has one drawback. Every time you want to access the document, you have to decrypt it. Then when you're done, you have to encrypt it all over again, finding it in your folder tree and setting the password again. Other encryption software I've used just re-encrypts automatically.
If you just want to encrypt one file, or only want to access one encrypted file at a time, I recommend you forget this and get AxCrypt instead. If, however, you want to use access several encrypted files at once, this may be the better way to go.
The advantage this has over AxCrypt, however, is that you can encrypt or decrypt an entire folder in one action.
Very simple interface. can encrypt a chosen file or folder. i like how you can just double click on a file to decrypt it. When you double click on a file, the GUI pops up. When you encrypt a folder, the folder structure stays intact and you can still browse through the folders in windows explorer but the files are just encrypted and have the .EOC extension at the end of the file name. The icon for the encrypted files are different as well, the icon looks like the EncryptOnClick program icon. Overall, I really like this app because it's so simple and does what i need very quickly and easily, and it's free! the only thing I'd like to see is that you can change the encryption level - that's not in here.
EncryptOnClick does what it says on the tin, but is unusual and risky since it deletes files automatically after encrypting them. This means that if any crashes etc occur during the encryption process, the file could be gone forever. It is better to leave the file intact and to delete or shred it manually after encryption. Apart from that, the program is good freeware.
This is a perfect program for file encryption made simple. If you find all the other encryption pro's a little hard to use. Try this one you'll be impressed, works well and is easy to use.
I have been using EOC to encrypt about few hundred files but with much regret, I had lost 2 of my video files due to error in description. Both files are above 700M.
Meanwhile, there is no problem for small files but for the larger ones (few hundred M), I recommend you to duplicate your files before any encryption/description, if you are using EOC.
The software developer responded to this review on Jan 03, 2008:
We re not aware of any problems with large files (the EOC files are Zip64 files using 256-bit AES encryption, and have no size limit). Please feel free to contact us if there are any problems.
Rather large footprint and memory usage but cannot get any simpler to encrypt and decrypt. Functions on individual files or total contents of any folders. Simple password usage for encrypting and decrypting. You don't even have to access the program to decrypt, just double click on the file. Seems to work on any format. Shows a lock icon on an encrypted file which is a nice reminder.
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