AxCrypt does not work by starting a separate program, instead it's fully integrated
into the Windows Explorer - the part of Windows where you browse your folders and
Always start by selecting one or more files or folders that you'd like to operate
on. Some operations are not applied to specific files or folders, but you still
need to right-click something to bring up the AxCrypt menu.
To open files for viewing or editing, just double-click them as you normally
You may always right-click files and folders in Windows Explorer, bringing up the
context menu. This is where AxCrypt is invoked, from its own sub-menu.
The context menu is named after the intention to vary the options depending
on the context where it's shown, AxCrypt follows this convention thus varying the
available options depending on the context. If you're not seeing an operation, it's
likely because it's not meaningful in that context, for example you will not see
the decrypt option when right-clicking a file that is not encrypted since
that would not make sense.
Invoke the context menu from the Windows Explorer by selecting one or more
files or folders and do Right-Click | AxCrypt.
There are also some operations available from the program Start-menu, under the
Axantum AxCrypt heading.