A simple program using Advanced Encryption Standard to encrypt and decrypt files via a context menu in the file system.
Pros & Cons:
AES Crypt is a simple program that adds a context menu item in the file system context menu. There is no program window as you have for most programs.
You simply right-click the file you want to encrypt or decrypt in the file listing, select the AES Crypt item, and enter your password in a little dialog box. A new encrypted or decrypted version of the file is created. In the case shown, the filename will be Bootstrap.kdbx.aes.
Since the original file is not purged, AES Crypt is best used for situations where you need to upload, email or otherwise move the encrypted file. If you want to prevent access to the unencrypted version file you would need to shred it with a secure erase utility.
The short Users Manual for AES Crypt makes the encryption and decryption processes easy to understand.
AES Crypt was reviewed by Gizmos Freeware on based on version 3.0.8.