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AxCrypt - Password Protect Files With Strong Encryption

AxCrypt is the leading open source file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with Windows to compress, encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with individual files.

We have received 3,557,477 registrations, so it is tried and proven!

AxCrypt is a great complement to services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Live Mesh, SkyDrive and Box.net .


All older outdated downloads are available via the download page.

AxCrypt 2 is now released. Please get it from axcrypt.net.


Password Protect any number of files using strong encryption.

Right-click integration with Windows Explorer makes AxCrypt the easiest way to encrypt individual files in Windows.

Double-click integration makes it as easy to open, edit and save protected files as it is to work with unprotected files.

Many additional features, but no configuration required. Just install it and use it.

AxCrypt encrypts files that are safely and easily sent to other users via e-mail or any other means. Self-decrypting files are also supported, removing the need to install AxCrypt to decrypt.

AxCrypt is translated into English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish so chances are it speaks your preferred language.

Donations via PayPal or Payson

If you find AxCrypt useful and would like to contribute cash, a voluntary donation of $5 or $10, or the equivalent in your favorite currency, is greatly appreciated.

AxCrypt is Free Software

AxCrypt is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; see the license for details.

More about Donations

You can use PayPal (in the US and globally) or Payson (in EU and Norway, but the site is in Swedish and you can pay using Payson funds, credit cards and direct from Swedish banks) whichever is your preference, just use the provided links or the icons at the bottom of the page. You can also use a credit card via PayPal, without opening an account.

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