May 22, 2013

How can I encrypt my files on Google Drive?

Is there a way to encrypt files stored on Google Drive?




Which Operating System (OS) and web browser are you using currently in your machine?

Use Boxcryptor to encrypt files on Google Drive. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome (beta) and also for Android and Blackberry etc.


I know a plugin on Google Drive.


Prot-On is for encrypt and control your files.


If you want to know more




I think it is the same to encrypt files saved on Google Drive as on computer disks. You can open the file if a Word document, then click File > Information > Encrypt with Password. Then you type a password and do the confirmation. Next time you want to open this encrypted file, type in your password. You can view other methods to encrypt files or folders here http://blog.doofix.com/how-to-encrypt-files-or-folders-on-windows/

Hope this helps!


Hi, I personally have this problem which I solved it myself.


I created a program which works with GPG4Win, and encrypt all my files with my PGP Key.

It is a 1 way sync + encrypt from my data folder to Skydrive folder (local), then Skydrive will sync to the SkyDrive Cloud. The best part is that this program does not store your PGP key, or any cloud account password.


Experience it!


Feel free to drop a visit @ http://successreality.blogspot.sg/2013/10/encrypt-sync-4-cloud.html


We are proud to announce Armor: Encryption for Google Drive, on Google Drive.

Innovode Armor protects files stored in Google Drive without compromising usability.

Integrated into Drive, select and encrypt any file.

Click on the encrypted file, and use/edit it. Changes are encrypted.


Offering AES-256 encryption and password protection, anyone putting sensitive files on drive should seriously consider Armor. Available for free trial.


I have been using this for a while and it's awesome. No need for desktop installation, it's all in the cloud, in Google Drive. Can edit the armored files too.


It listed on the Chrome store here https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/innovode-armor/fcdmjijhnnfoaindjgjndlhoolmhdehi?hl=en&gl=GB




vmola is online free encryption service for Google Drive and more


Quite a few apps will do encryption for you.

Trucrypt is the most widely used with the most options, and runs on almost any platform.  

Syncdocs is specifically tailored to encrypt Google Drive and plugs into corporate Google Apps installations.

How to encrypt your cloud storage for free

"If you want something done right, do it yourself. That may sound trite, but it rings true as advice for securing files that you've stored online. Several recent incidents—including breaches of Dropbox and iCloud—underscore the fact that, even with built-in encryption and SSL transfers, cloud storage providers can't perfectly ensure the safety of your data.

Luckily, you can take cloud security into your own hands.

A few different tools can help safeguard the privacy of your data when you store it on a remote server. One of our favorites is BoxCryptor, an easy-to-use encryption program that works with all of the most popular cloud services, is free to use (though you can pay for upgrades), and helps keep your data safe.

BoxCryptor is basically a virtual hard disk that encrypts files on the fly using 256-bit AES encryption. Unlike TrueCrypt, another popular on-the-fly encryption tool, BoxCryptor encrypts individual files, not an entire volume or container. Consequently, your BoxCryptor-encrypted files sync with your cloud storage service immediately after you save them, whereas TrueCrypt syncing occurs only after you finish encrypting an entire volume."
Google Drive doesn't support file encryption natively. But where there is a will there is a way - basically you have to encrypt your files before you save them to Drive. You can use BoxCrytor to do it easily (there are other services, but this is the one I am familiar with).
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