Encrypt /Decrypt files

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Encrypt /Decrypt files

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last updated: 02/06/2024

The En-/Decrypt file feature encrypts files with password. The Encrypt function supports the following encryption formats:

Encrypt method File extension 
Encryption characteristics
AES-256 – WinZip and 7zip compatible.reqencthe password is re-hashed multiple times
Zip compatible .reqzippassword is not hashed, so it could be opened in windows with the correct password
Encryption method types

Encrypt a file by SAVE AS

Save as window type selector displaying ReqEdit Encrypted File

First open the file you want to be encrypted. To encrypt a file choose File/Save as … menu. Select ReqEdit Encrypted File (*reqenc, *.reqzip) as file type then click SAVE.

A window appears to set the password for encryption. Password has to be minimum 6 characters.

File Encrypt pop-up window

The encrypted file is saved in the given folder.

Encrypt a file by wizard

In the export wizard select the encrypt option. Will display the same password settings as before and produces an encrypted file.

Export wizard displaying encrypt file option

Decrypt a file by OPEN

To decrypt a file, open ReqEdit and from the File / Open menu select the encrypted file with the extensions: *.reqenc, *.reqzip and click Open

Decrypt File pop-up window

A pop up window appears, where you can fill in the password given during the encryption process. Then click Open. A confirmation message appears and after clicking on OK the file opens.