Encrypt /Decrypt files
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last updated: 03/27/2023
The En-/Decrypt file feature encrypts files with password. The Encrypt function supports the following encryption formats:
|Encrypt method||File extension |
|AES-256 – WinZip and 7zip compatible||.reqenc||the password is re-hashed multiple times|
|Zip compatible||.reqzip||password is not hashed, so it could be opened in windows with the correct password|
Encrypt a file by SAVE AS
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.
The encrypted file is saved in the given folder.
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
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.