Filenames after decrypting.

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Filenames after decrypting.

Postby melvin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:00 pm

User question:

Why when AutoKrypt decrypts a file, doesn’t the decrypted file(s) names appear? When I unzip a file the original file(s) that were zipped all show up so why wouldn’t that be the same case when decrypting a pgp file?
Example.
· Encrypted file: BOBS_TOOLS.PGP
· Decrypted file: NewFile11292013.txt
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Re: Filenames after decrypting.

Postby melvin » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:00 pm

With Zip, you add each file to the .zip archive. when you unzip it extracts each file from the archive. hence the names are preserved.
With encryption, you actually change the file. You can choose what name to give the encrypted file, and you can choose what name to give the decrypted file.

The normal procedure is:
During encryption: append .pgp to the encrypted file (i.e. test.txt becomes test.txt.pgp )
During decryption: remove the .pgp from end to get original filename ... (i.e. test.txt.pgp becomes test.txt)

To do this in AutoKrypt:

encryption task:
Append to filename field: .pgp

decryption task:
Filename field: .txt.pgp
Rename filename field: .txt
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