Cryptkeeper – GUI uses EncFS. This popular app is available by default in all major distributions. In this article we will look at how to set a password on any folder in Linux. The need for this may occur in case you share a computer with someone, but have a need to keep some files in private storage.
Have you ever thought about security for your files in Linux Mint? If not, then you probably have nothing to hide. And if you have something, but I don’t know what software to use, Cryptkeeper for you! This is a small but very handy applet that will help to protect important files.
With Cryptkeeper you can easily create a protected folder, which can be connected only by entering a password. Another convenient time – with the right password the folder just premontres as a hard disk. Simple and convenient.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:
sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper[/simterm]
After installation I chose reboot, to avoid surprises. It immediately became accessible from the menu.
After launching Cryptkeeper, you will not see the interface immediately. In the system tray will appear the Cryptkeeper applet, by clicking on which you can create a new password protected folder
Enter the folder name and specify its location
Now you have to specify a new password of your protected folder
To access the password protected folder you need to select it in the menu of the applet. And, of course, enter the correct password
After that, your protected directory will be available to you. You will see how its mounted section, because EncFS to create a separate virtual file system in user space.
You can create in the folder the new files and directories as if it were a regular folder, only requiring a password when you first access.
To permanently delete a password-protected folder, go to the “Edit” menu of the applet and click “Delete” next to the desired folder.
Please note that the program Cryptkeeper does not start by default with the start of Linux. You must start it manually or add to startup.