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Manual - BoxCryptor for Chrome v0.

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Table of Contents
1. Installation ................................................................................................................................................... 3 2. Start using BoxCryptor for Chrome............................................................................................................. 5 3. Filename Encryption..................................................................................................................................13 4. Usable Google Drive features ...................................................................................................................15 5. Options Page..............................................................................................................................................19

1. Installation
To install BoxCryptor for Chrome you have to follow these steps: 1. Get the BoxCryptor for Chrome v01.crx file. 2. Download and install Google Chrome. The dev channel version 24 or above is required! It can be downloaded from here: http://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel 3. Open the extension tab in Google Chrome. To do this type chrome://extensions into the Google Chrome address bar. 4. Drag and Drop the BoxCryptor for Chrome v01.crx file into the extension tab to install BoxCryptor for Chrome.

5. Accept the permission warning. BoxCryptor for Chrome needs permission to access site content on the Google Drive websites. Furthermore it needs access to Google Chrome tabs to create tabs and communicate inside the extension. The Download files permission is needed to download files.

6. The installation is completed and you can start using BoxCryptor for Chrome.

2. Start using BoxCryptor for Chrome


You can start using BoxCryptor for Chrome by clicking on the new extension icon in the extension icon list to show the BoxCryptor for Chrome options page.

As you can see there are no BoxCryptor folders stored yet. So you can open the Google Drive website to create a new BoxCryptor folder or access an already existing one. If you have not setup a BoxCryptor folder yet you will see the empty Google Drive website. But BoxCryptor for Chrome adds a new Button with which you can create a new BoxCryptor folder. You can also find a new entry after clicking on the CREATE button.

After clicking on the new button you can specify the folder name for the new BoxCryptor folder and choose a BoxCryptor password.

After clicking on Create your new BoxCryptor folder will be created. Remember: Creating a new BoxCryptor folder with enabled filename encryption is only available on our BoxCryptor Unlimited Desktop platforms.

Now you can browse into your new BoxCryptor folder. BoxCryptor for Chrome detects your BoxCryptor folder and asks for the password. If you want you can store your password so you dont have to type in your password after coming back to Google Drive in a new tab or window.

Now you are ready to use most features of the Google Drive website with an additional layer of security by BoxCryptor. As you can see there is no difference between the standard Google Drive website but most features are overwritten so all supported operations have to pass the BoxCryptor for Chrome extension.

So you can start uploading files to your new BoxCryptor folder. You can drag and drop them into the browser view (which is empty at the moment). You can also use the Google Drive upload button.

After that your file content is encrypted.

After the encryption your encrypted file is uploaded to Google Drive.

All uploaded encrypted files appear in the browser listing.

You can also download or preview files. The preview feature is available for .txt, .pdf, .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp and .ico files.

After downloading your files are decrypted.

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The .txt and picture preview is an own implementation. Here you can also download the file to your file system.

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The .pdf preview uses the Google Chrome PDF Viewer.

All files are stored encrypted in Google Drive. You can check the encryption by opening a file locally for example. In the following picture you can see the difference between the decrypted preview and the actual stored encrypted file.

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3. Filename Encryption
All BoxCryptor Unlimited users who use filename encryption inside their BoxCryptor folder can also use BoxCryptor for Chrome. It detects all encrypted filenames inside the BoxCryptor folder and decrypts them inside the Google Drive website.

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The filename encryption can be checked by hovering over an item with the mouse.

It is also possible to browse to deeper folder levels even with enabled filename encryption.

Furthermore all files are sorted alphabetically after the filenames have been decrypted.

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4. Usable Google Drive features


Beside downloading and uploading files most Google Drive features are also available inside the BoxCryptor folder. So it is possible to create a new folder inside your BoxCryptor folder. If filename encryption is enabled the folder name will automatically be encrypted.

Most features get available after right-clicking on an item or clicking on the More button after clicking on an item.

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You can Organize your file or folder. If filename encryption is enabled all folder names are decrypted in the browsing list.

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It is also possible to rename a file or folder even if filename encryption is enabled.

You can also manage the revisions of a file. You can click on a revision to download it or start the preview window.

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If filename encryption is enabled the filename is also decrypted in the Authorized Apps dialog.

If filename encryption is disabled you can also use Make a copy. Removing files or folder is also available inside the BoxCryptor folder. It is also possible to use the Google Drive Preview sidebar even with enabled filename encryption. It is available after clicking on an item and then clicking on the Preview button.

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5. Options Page
After you have set up a BoxCryptor folder you can find some information about it on the BoxCryptor for Chrome options page.

You can see the current storage provider and the current BoxCryptor Volume. It indicates the path to the current BoxCryptor folder. You can also check if your password is stored. Three buttons are available: You can remove the Volume from BoxCryptor for Chrome. All information about your volume is removed from BoxCryptor for Chrome. This will not delete any of your data on Google Drive! Beside that you can directly visit your current BoxCryptor folder by clicking on Open in provider site. If you dont want your password to be stored anymore you can clear your password. After that you have to type in your password always if you visit your BoxCryptor folder in a new tab or window.

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