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Decryption crashes

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Associated with encrypt
Assigned to The encrypt Development Team
Raised by Willy Weasel on 2021-09-20
Severity: Bug (Major)
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The program has no documentation other than a YouTube video. I can encrypt a file just fine. Generally, however, people who encrypt a file, also intend to decrypt it at some point. There is no menu item for decrypting files, when you try to select the file that you just encrypted, the program crashes. I assume there is some magical thing I need to do with a command line to get it to decrypt, but the magic words to do that are not provided anywhere.

Untitled Comment #52

On 2021-10-05 Ashley wrote:
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Can you tell me what OS and what version of encrypt you're using? It should auto-detect an encrypted file.


Untitled Comment #53

On 2021-11-05 Igby Jones wrote:
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Program freezes when trying to decrypt file. I upgraded to windows 11, I reinstalled encrypt, I picked what I thought to be the right compatibility 2017.09 but the program freezes while trying to decrypt file. I even checked my backup encrypted file and the same result. I tested a new file to encrypt and decrypt and it worked fine.

Any ideas? Is there a way to check which version the file was made with?


Untitled Comment #54

On 2021-11-05 Igby Jones wrote:
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Program freezes when trying to decrypt file. I upgraded to windows 11, I reinstalled encrypt, I picked what I thought to be the right compatibility 2017.09 but the program freezes while trying to decrypt file. I even checked my backup encrypted file and the same result. I tested a new file to encrypt and decrypt and it worked fine.

Any ideas? Is there a way to check which version the file was made with?


Untitled Comment #55

On 2021-11-10 Ashley wrote:
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You shouldn't need to select the compatibility when decrypting as it's done automatically. To see which version of encrypt was used you will need to view the contents of the file in a hex-editor or similar; the version is 16 bytes from the beginning. (You could use Notepad if you really wanted to, just make sure the file is opened with UTF-8 encoding and the version will be the first text that isn't gibberish.)

If there is no version information present then it's likely that the raw advanced option was set - if this is the case you will need to remember which algorithms were used.








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