[kde-linux] Re: Password protect one folder?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 19:56:56 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 10:36 AM, Dale <rdalek1967 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Werner Joss wrote:
>> Am Donnerstag, 20. Januar 2011, um 01:08:13 schrieb Dale:
>>> I'm not sure what program does this but in mine, if I right click on a
>>> file or directory in Konqueror, I can select to encrypt it in the
>>> actions part of the menu.  I have done this before and it does work.  I
>>> think it uses Kgpg but not sure.  I know I use the same password I gave it.
>> right, konqueror/dolphin use the kgpg-kpart for this.
>> nice feature, but not ecactly what the OP was asking for,
>> as you always have to encrypt/decrypt yourself (hence,
>> no automatic encryption when leaving the computer).
>> werner
> Ah, I missed that part.  It wouldn't do it automatically so that
> wouldn't satisfy all the OP needs.
> Dale

Actually I think this should do what I want as long as I don't leave
the folder open after encrypting it, right? Unfortunately I cannot get
it to work at all.

1) First time I tried it wanted to make a new key, so I let it do
that. The key now shows up in te Key Management tool.

2) I made a copy of a directory to play with.

3) I right click on that and choose Actions->Archive&Encrypt Folder. I
get a message about temporary file creation telling me it's going to
do the work and then will delete the file. I say continue, it pops up
a windows asking me to select a public key. The only key there is my
key so I select it and say OK.

I now have an error message window:

Sorry - KGpg

[GNUPG:] INV_RECP 0 6F81BCF.............. (a very long hex number

and the process fails.

What am I doing wrong?


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