Cryptomator is a free application that allows you to easily store encrypted data in a cloud or a NAS. In the instructions that follow we show you how to use Cryptomator to encrypt your data.
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Step 1: Download Cryptomator
Click on the following link to download and install Cryptomator: https://cryptomator.org/downloads/
Important information: Please note that you need administrator’s rights to install Cryptomator on your device. If you do not have admin rights, please contact your administrator or the IT Support team by calling -2000.
If you click on the link, you will also find versions for other operating systems, such as MacOS or Linux.
Step 2: Install Cryptomator
By opening the .exe file that you have downloaded, you start the installation of Cryptomator.
After you have installed Cryptomator, you can directly start the program.
Step 3: Choose a storage location
Via “Choose...”, you can select the desired storage location for your vault. Confirm your selection by clicking “Next”.
Step 5: Choose a password
Then you have to choose a password for your vault. Choose a secure password with at least 10 characters. For more tips on how to create secure passwords, please refer to our website on secure passwords.
You also have the possibility to create a recovery key. If you have forgotten your password, the recovery key is the only option to unlock your vault.
Step 6: Recovery key
Print your recovery key or copy it to a password management program or on a USB stick. Third parties must not be able to access the key. The key must also not be stored together with the encrypted vault.
Step 7: Unlocking a vault
After you have created a new vault, you can unlock the vault by entering your password.
Now you can add, edit or delete files.
The “WELCOME.rtf” file contains some information on the vault. After you have read the file, you can delete it.
Step 2: Select the file “vault.cryptomator”
Open the desired vault and select the file “vault.cryptomator”.
Step 3: Unlocking an existing vault
If you enter your password, you can unlock the vault and see the content.
Then you can open, edit or delete the files in the folder or add new files to the folder.