Encrypt Google Drive for Higher Data Privacy

Full control over your data in the cloud with encryption by Boxcryptor

Your Benefits with Boxcryptor

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    Cloud security “Made in Germany”

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    Leading end-to-end encryption technology

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    Google Drive is detected automatically

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    Free for non-commercial use

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    Data security across smartphones, tablets and desktops

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    Encryption for 30+ cloud providers, NAS systems, local data, and more

  • Store your data in Google Drive and encrypt yxour files with Boxcryptor

    Additional Security for Google Drive

    Google Drive allows you to access your data wherever you are. It is optimized for the use with other Google services, which is very convenient. If you want to add flawless security to this convenient cloud provider, you are in the right place. Boxcryptor protects your Google Drive with end-to-end encryption and with zero knowledge standard, which means that no one but you can access your data, neither us, or Google, nor any other third party. At Google Drive you get 15 GB for free, and to protect one cloud with Boxcryptor is free, too. Keep in control of your personal data with our encryption solution.

    With Boxcryptor, every file you add to your Google Drive will be encrypted automatically.

    Seamless Integration with Google Drive

    Boxcryptor creates a virtual drive on your PC or Mac and automatically detects your Google Drive and your other cloud providers. In this Boxcryptor drive you can manage all your clouds in one safe place. Encrypting and protecting your data is simple. Just create a new folder in your Google Drive folder in the Boxcryptor drive and choose to encrypt it. Now here comes the great part: Everything you copy to or save inside an encrypted folder will be encrypted automatically. Boxcryptor handles everything for you. Encryption is on-the-fly, which means that you can work with your encrypted data in your Boxcryptor drive as if it were any other folder. There is no need to decrypt the files manually before you use them.

    Questions and Answers

    Does Boxcryptor use up more storage space on my PC or Mac?

    No, Boxcryptor does not use up more or double the space. Some users fear that we store files twice on the machine, encrypted, and unencrypted. This is not the case; the files are only stored once.

    Can users still share links with friends and colleagues, even with encryption?

    Of course. Files and folders can easily be shared with other Boxcryptor users. For friends and colleagues who do not have a Boxcryptor account, we created Whisply to help share files securely.

    Can I encrypt Google Docs files with Boxcryptor?

    For technical reasons it is not possible to encrypt documents in Google Docs. Boxcryptor works with local files and Google Docs documents are not available locally.

    Is Boxcryptor compatible with Google Backup and Sync and Google Drive File Stream?

    Yes, Boxcryptor works with both Google apps that replace the old Google Drive. You can find more information about Backup and Sync and Google Drive File Stream in combination with Boxcryptor here on our blog.