I just installed Truecrypt on my New (ish) laptop but it says it is no longer supported. I looked at cross platform (Andriod and Linux) alternatives and chose AESCrypt.
I downloaded the 32bit version and installed via GDebi.
The thing is it will not launch. When I click on it it says…‘Invalid arguments, a single filename is required’
I have looked at all methods (that I know of uninstalling but cannot find a way).
Any ideas welcome and…I will accept all the critism of installing from unknown sources. :-[
Nothing. But reinstalling it on my latest laptop it said it was no longer supported, and, it now cannot create volumes, just open or close. Also it isn’t cross platform compatible. It’s mainly used for pictures of passports, house deeds, spreedsheets, pin numbers etc. I know there is dropbox, and I use it but I am still wary of cloud based attacks
OK, AEScrypt does work … just not the way you think (and it’s a pain in the friggin … )
Really IMHO it shouldn’t display in the normal application menu, as it’s not a true GUI application … though as they’ve badly written it, it seems to require a way to select “open with” and the app to be available which required it to be in the menu.
Anyway the “correct” way to use it is by right-clicking a file and selecting “Open With” > “AESCrypt” … but believe me it’ll take over your mimetypes … in otherf words if you do that with a .jpg image, it’ll become associated with .jpg images (even if you don’t elect to make it the default" :
I have not tried it from that source but managed to dig out the one before that (7.1). it’s fine, the problem is I can’t access my files as they are locked.
Every time I change permissions they revert back to read only. I’m assuming it’s because they were written on my old computer.
I know. You have been a big help. I just altered the permissions for the disk in ‘Disks’ and can read it no problem now. I will have a think on how I want to secure my files over the next couple of days.
Sorry for going slightly off topic, but did you notice the “prerequisites” for compiling the dev build of CypherShed under the different OS’s … made me laugh (particularly the Windows Vs Linux requirements and instructions)