Encrypt Files Using FileArmour
To encrypt files using FileArmour, launch the application and select the encryption tab.
1. What does the encryption tab look like?

The encryption screen consists of the following panes (refer to the screen shot above):

  1. Folder browser pane: This is similar to the folder browser pane in Windows explorer. You can browse folders by expanding and collapsing folder icons.

  2. Folder contents pane: This is similar folder contents pane displayed in Windows explorer. The contents of the folder selected in folder browser pane (1) are displayed here.

  3. Encryption pane: All files that you intend to encrypt are queued here.

  4. Status pane: Status messages like number of files in the encryption queue, error notifications etc. are displayed here.
2. How do I resize panes?
You can resize the panes by placing the cursor at the common edge of the two panes and then dragging the cursor.


Resize Vertical Panes


Resize Horizontal Panes
3. How do I add files to encryption queue?
Files that you want to encrypt need to be added to the encryption queue. To add files, browse to the files’ location and select the files that you want to add. File can be added to the encryption queue in any one of the following ways:
I. To add all files contained in a folder, right click in the folder contents pane and select “Add All Files” from the context menu.
II. Alternatively, click on “Add All Files” button to add all files contained in a folder.
III. To add a subset of files contained in a folder, first select the files that you want to add. To do this, press down Ctrl key and then click on the files that you want to add (similar to selecting multiple files in Windows Explorer). After selecting the files, right click in the folder contents pane and select “Add Selected Files” from the context menu.
IV. Alternatively, select the files that you want to add and click on “Add Selected Files” button.
V. Another easy way to add multiple files to the encryption queue is to select the files in the folder contents pane (as described above) and then press enter.
The files that you have added will be displayed in the encryption queue and will be highlighted in red in the folder contents pane.
You cannot add files that have already been added to the encryption queue. If you attempt to do so, an error will be displayed in the status pane.
4. How do I remove files from encryption queue?
Files that have been added to the encryption queue can be removed in any one of the following ways:
I. To remove all files i.e. to empty the encryption queue, right click in the encryption queue and select “Remove All Files” in the context menu.
II. Alternatively, click on “Remove All Files” button to empty the encryption queue.
III. To remove a subset of files contained in the encryption queue, select the files that you want to remove, right click in the encryption queue and select “Remove Selected Files” in the context menu.
IV. Alternatively, select the files that you want to remove and click on “Remove Selected Files” button.
At any point in time, the number of files contained in the encryption queue is displayed in the status pane.
5. How do I encrypt files?
To encrypt files contained in the encryption queue, click on “Encrypt Files” button.
Alternatively, select “Encrypt Files” in the encryption queue context menu.
When you click on “Encrypt Files”, you will be shown an encryption parameters window.
To encrypt files, you will need to enter two passwords and select the encryption algorithm to be used. When you decrypt these files later, the passwords and the algorithm that you specify should match exactly what you had entered at the time of encryption. Please note that passwords are case sensitive. In the encryption parameters window, you can also change the default output folder where the encrypted files are saved and indicate if you want the source files i.e. plaintext files to be deleted after encryption. The default values for encryption algorithm, output folder and delete source file checkbox shown in the encryption parameters window can be specified in the settings tab.

After you commence encryption, you will be shown a progress window.
Each encryption operation is logged by the application. After encryption completes, you can view the status of each file that was encrypted in the logs pane.
You can export the logs by clicking on “Export Logs” button.