Technical support

Knowledgebase: Folders
How do I encrypt or decrypt folders?
Article ID: KB19 email a link to this article

How to create an Encrypted Folder

To encrypt a folder, firstly either create a new folder or choose a current folder.

Right click on the folder and from the menu select ESET Endpoint Encryption, then from the context menu select Encrypt with ESET Endpoint Encryption... 

Doing this will launch the Folder Encryption Wizard.  If you have a backup the folder's data has already been created, place a tick in the box next to 'I have backed up my data and wish to continue' and click 'Next'. If no backup has been taken, it is advised to do so before proceeding.

 Select the key with which to encrypt the folder and click Next. Please note that at this point, if only one encryption key exists, this will be selected by default, the last window will be bypassed and the following window will be displayed.

You can choose to hide the Encrypted Folder while logged out of ESET Endpoint Encryption. If you would like to hide the Folder, then leave a tick in the box next to Hide folder when encryption key not available and click Next.

The folder will now be encrypted. If you would like a plain text (not encrypted) backup of the folder, then leave a tick in the box and click Finish

Once the folder has been encrypted, any data stored inside the encrypted folder will be automatically encrypted and protected.

How to decrypt an Encrypted Folder

If a folder has already been encrypted and you would like to decrypt it, then right click on the folder, click on ESET Endpoint Encryption and choose Decrypt folder with ESET Endpoint Encryption…

The Decryption Wizard will then be launched.

Place a tick in the check box next to I have backed up my data and wish to continue and click Next.













Click Next.


If an encrypted backup of the folder is required then leave a tick in the check box next to Leave encrypted backup?, otherwise, click on the check box to remove the tick and click Finish.

The folder will now become plain data and will be a normal file accessible in the usual way. 

We use cookies on our website to enhance your browsing experience. Read more