Decryption tools?

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greenrazi
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Decryption tools?

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Hello,

If I encrypt a file using AESCrypt, will I be able to decrypt the file using a standard file decryption tool (provided I enter the same password)?

This is in case I encrypt my files and one day do not have access to the AESCrypt tool.

If such a tool already exists, or if the functionality already exists (for example, as a part of Windows), please educate me as I would like to know before encrypting my files.

Thanks!

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Re: Decryption tools?

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AES Crypt requires a version of AES Crypt to decrypt. However, AES Crypt is open source and documented. Keep a copy of both the binary and source code. That's exactly why I made it open source. I had the exact same concern as you.

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