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Niche but good: use boxcryptor to encrypt netdisk sync disk files

I've previously written about backing up and synchronizing keepass databases via Google drive. But some of you have said that although the Keepass database is encrypted and you can change the name and suffix as much as you want, it's still a bit uncomfortable to transfer to a sync disk. In fact, this is too much to worry about, first of all, Keepass database is renamed, others will not even know that it is a database file, plus Keepass is open source software, anyone can view its code, if you want, you can change your favorite encryption method to encrypt the database, of course, this has to be relatively professional people can achieve. But I'm not a professional, but I wanted another layer of encryption, so I chose to solve this problem with boxcryptor, a sync disk encryption software. boxcryptor is a German-made multi-platform tool focused on sync disk encryption. Why is it a sync disk encryption tool? And watch a layman explain it to you in a doodle. The file encryption tools we've come across before, such as the well-known VeraCrypt, use a many-to-one encryption method.

No matter how many files are encrypted, only one total encrypted file is formed in the end. If you want to add, delete or change files in it, you have to open this total encrypted file, and whenever there is a change in any of the internal files, the total encrypted file will be changed. Obviously this approach is not suitable for use on a netbook or sync disk. Boxcryptor, on the other hand, uses one-to-one encryption, where one file forms an encrypted file.

This gives it an inherent advantage in the encryption of web and sync disk files. Enough ranting, without further ado, let's now start downloading and configuring Boxcryptor. Download at is a free version and a paid version for personal use, where the free version: can only automatically encrypt files in one folder, supports two devices at the same time, file names are not encrypted. Fee-based version ($48/year): unlimited folders, unlimited devices, file name encryption. Both require account registration. Account registration at

Fill in the last name, first name, email address, password and repeat password respectively to register. Verify your email to use the account. After installing Boxcryptor, log in to your account and configure it. The setup of Boxcryptor is very simple, first set the folder to be encrypted, usually the Netflix sync folder.

Here you can see the location of the Netflix sync folder I set up. The security page allows you to set a password and pin code for added security, which you can choose to use or not as needed.

One of the file name encryption options requires a paid account to use. The account page is the account you just logged into, and Licence shows it as a free account.

The last advanced option sets the partition name and drive letter for the custom virtual partition, as well as the options to "boot with the system" and "check for updates automatically".

The configuration is done, it's that simple. Now to see the result, open My Computer and you can see the new disk character X, named Boxcryptor.

Go to that virtual partition and you can see the contents of my sync disk.

If you need to encrypt a folder, you just need to right click on the folder - "Boxcryptor" - "Encrypt", then all files in the folder will be encrypted and the folder name will be automatically added with "_encrypted" suffix, all encrypted files will be added with green square icon at the bottom right corner, and unencrypted files will be green "✔" icon. In the picture you can see that two of my folders have been encrypted. The original files of all encrypted files can be viewed by entering the folder through the virtual partition, so all additions, deletions and changes to the original files should be done in the virtual partition. Now I open the files in the virtual partition directory and the files in the sync directory separately to show you the comparison before and after encryption, before encryption.

After encryption.

You can see that the files uploaded to the sync directory are encrypted files with ".bc" extension, and paid users can also check the previous filename encryption option to encrypt the filename as well for added security. In fact, since using Boxcryptor, I've never had to actively go into the sync directory because I only need to go into the virtual partition to do so, and Boxcryptor will automatically take care of the encrypted files in the sync directory for me. Now back to the beginning of the article, the keepass database itself is already encrypted, while the database supports changing the name and suffix for obfuscation, in addition to using the key file to enhance the encryption, now use Boxcryptor encryption again before putting it on the sync disk, if you still feel uneasy, I would like to take a step to talk: "Brother, how many bitcoins do you really have? 」

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