Right click encrypt-decrypt for Mac

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justafan
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Right click encrypt-decrypt for Mac

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I wanted to be able to right-click in the mac finder to encrypt or decrypt a file just like in windows. I did not find any way to do this described in the documentation or with a cursory google search so wrote a very small Automator script to enable me to do this.

I thought it might be of interest to others so here it is. If you open the script in Automator you can see what it does so you can re-assure yourself before you install it.

Unzip it, then double-click on the enclosed script. "Automator" will launch and ask you if you want to install the script as a service, select yes, or open the script in Automator so that you can see what it does and you can re-assure yourself before you install it.

If you have AESCRYPT installed in your machine, then what this script does is add an extra item to the "right click" menu that pops up when you click an item in the finder. If you scroll down you will see a menu choice (perhaps as a sub menu under services) to encrypt or decrypt the file. That way you dont have to drag the file to the application but encrypt or decrypt it directly from the finder.
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tempAcc
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Re: Right click encrypt-decrypt for Mac

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I just switched from Linux to Mac OS, and it is perfectly what I was looking for.
Allows you to have the encrypt/decrypt in right-click menu, and no icon in the dock is necessary anymore.
Thank you @justafan
franc
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Re: Right click encrypt-decrypt for Mac

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justafan wrote: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:50 am ...
If you have AESCRYPT installed in your machine, then what this script does is add an extra item to the "right click" menu that pops up when you click an item in the finder. If you scroll down you will see a menu choice (perhaps as a sub menu under services) to encrypt or decrypt the file. That way you dont have to drag the file to the application but encrypt or decrypt it directly from the finder.
Hallo, I "installed" AESencrypt to my Mac OS 10.11.6 machine, that means, I copied it into the Applications folder, there was not installation about it.
Then I installed your script with Automator like you described, seems successful, no error messages.f

But in my right click menu (in PathFinder 7.6.2) I don't find any entry to encrypt (or decrypt) a file, neither under "Services" submenu :(
Is there something I should furtherly do to have the right-click-menu for it to work?
Thanks.
frank
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Re: Right click encrypt-decrypt for Mac

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Did you install @justafan's extension?
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Re: Right click encrypt-decrypt for Mac

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paulej wrote: Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:59 pm Did you install @justafan's extension?
franc wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:29 am ...Then I installed your script with Automator like you described, seems successful, no error messages...
Yes, that is why I ask here :) :)
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Oh, sorry... I didn't pay enough attention :)
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