Ubuntu – How to encrypt individual folders

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Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password.

Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / encrypted?

In fact, is it possible to password-protect any individual folder?

Best Answer

  • Cryptkeeper

    WARNING: CryptKeeper has recently been reported that it has a universal password bug that puts your data at potential risk. This issue may not yet be fixed in Ubuntu, use this solution at your own risk.

    Relevant bug information links:
    Upstream bug: https://github.com/tomm/cryptkeeper/issues/23
    Debian bug: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=852751


     sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper
    

                                    After installing, go to Applications –> System Tools –> Cryptkeeper.

                                            Cryptkeeper will automatically attach itself to the top panel

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                         To create an encrypted protected folder, click on Cryptkeeper applet and select                                                                             ‘New encrypted folder’

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                              Then type the folder name and where to save the folder and click ‘Forward’.

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                                                                  Type the password and click ‘Forward’.

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                                                          The folder will be created and ready to be used.

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                       To access all encrypted folder, click on Cryptkeeper applet on the panel and select                                                                                                each folder.

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                                                       Type the password before it is mounted to be accessed.

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                                                           Done

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                     To delete a folder or change the password, right-click the folder in the panel-applet.

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