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The Ultimate Guide to - A Free and Powerful Encryption Software for Windows

How to Download and Install for Free - The Best Encryption Tool for Windows

If you are looking for a way to encrypt and decrypt your files on Windows, you may want to try This is a free and open source software that allows you to create and mount encrypted filesystems in user-space, using the Dokan library for the filesystem interface.

In this article, we will show you how to download and install for free, so you can enjoy its full features and protect your privacy on Windows.

What is is a Windows port of EncFS, a popular encryption software for Linux and Mac OS X. EncFS encrypts individual files, by translating all requests for the virtual EncFS filesystem into the equivalent encrypted operations on the raw filesystem. This way, you can store your sensitive data in an encrypted folder, and access it as if it was a normal folder. is a revival of the original encfs4win project, but has been brought up-to-date with recent changes done to the EncFS project. The original encfs4win was based on EncFS v1.7.4, which was shown to have some security issues. Updates to EncFS have been done recently to fix many of these issues, and the goal of this project is to port these modernizations to Windows.

How to Download for Free

The first step is to download for free from a trusted source. You can use the link below to download from GitHub, the official repository of the project.

Download from GitHub

The zip file contains everything needed to run encfs on Windows, including the encfs executables, OpenSSL libraries, and all necessary MS Visual C++ libraries. It also contains the Dokan library installer (if it is not already installed).

Alternatively, you can also use the link below to download from GitHub Pages, a website that provides more information about the project.

Download from GitHub Pages

Whichever source you choose, make sure you have a reliable antivirus software installed on your PC to scan the downloaded file for any potential malware.

How to Install for Free

The next step is to install on your PC. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Extract the downloaded file using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip.

  • Run the DokanSetup.exe file and follow the instructions on the screen to install the Dokan library.

  • Copy the contents of the bin folder (encfs.exe, encfsw.exe, etc.) into a folder of your choice (e.g., C:\Program Files\encfs).

  • Add the folder path to your system PATH environment variable (optional but recommended).

  • Restart your PC and enjoy for free.

How to Use for Free

Now that you have installed for free, you can use it to create and mount encrypted filesystems on Windows.

You can use either the command-line interface (encfs.exe) or the graphical user interface (encfsw.exe) to manage your encrypted folders. The graphical user interface provides a tray icon that makes mounting and unmounting encrypted partitions even easier.

To create an encrypted folder, follow these steps:

  • Run encfsw.exe or open a command prompt and type encfs.exe.

  • Select an empty folder where you want to store your encrypted files (e.g., C:\Encrypted).

  • Select an empty folder where you want to mount your encrypted files (e.g., Z:).

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