File Encryptor
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File Encryption Android

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Quick Start

Encryption
Decryption

A - Available Drives

B - Current Volume Parameters

C - Selected File/Folder

D - Encrypted File

E - Encrypt/Decrypt Button

F - Compression ON/OFF

G - Direct to the Main Menu

H - More Button

I - Set Session Password

Multiple File Selection


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SAF Mode (Android 5+)

Background
In Android 4.4 (KitKat), Google suddenly cut off all third-party (non-preinstalled) applications from the permission to write to external/removable storage. Thanks to this decision, a lot of applications have been crippled and some have become entirely useless. Pressure on Google has led to a compromise solution that has been integrated into Android 5. Applications can regain the write permission to external storage using a new API together with SAF (Storage Access Framework).

First Start

Limitations
There are some limitations in the SAF mode you should know.

File Encryption FAQ

Issue: My file(s) are still visible after the encryption.

Answer: The SSE File Encryptor works as an archiver (a new .enc file is created). You can delete/wipe the original file(s) after the encryption process is completed or it can be done automatically: Settings: File Encryptor → Wipe Source After Encryption



Issue: In KitKat (Android 4.4), the external SD card is read only—message: EACCESS (Permission denied).

Answer: Android 4.4 does not allow write access to the external SD card to any app except for preinstalled apps (preinstalled by device, or system image manufacturer). We can do absolutely nothing about this issue. The only solution is to root your device and change permissions or upgrade to Android 5 and use SAF.

Use Google for more info - search for something like: android 4.4 external card read only

Alternatively - Create the following directory (on your external SD card):
Android/data/
com.paranoiaworks.unicus.android.sse


The app should have write permissions in this folder.

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