Is it possible to Search/Filter encrypted files ?

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Is it possible to Search/Filter encrypted files ?

#1 Post by justcosmic1 » 06.01.2019, 20:20

Hi,
I'm new here - but have searched the forum and not seen an answer to this:
Is it possible to Search/Filter encrypted files ?
Reason for asking is that I have accidentally accumulated a fairly large quantity of encrypted files as it seems that .zip files created on certain versions of OSX when extracted in windows become encrypted. No problem for local access; but as I synchronize between 2 machines it has become an issue.
What I want to be able to do is to locate them on mass, and then change their file attributes on mass (to not encrypted of course).
So ideally I would love to be able to filter my downloads folder to display only encrypted files, then select all, then change the file attributes to not encrypted.

Many thanks - and I hope I didn't miss something that's already on the forum :)

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Re: Is it possible to Search/Filter encrypted files ?

#2 Post by Dreamer » 06.01.2019, 20:42

Search (Ctrl+F) using the attribute "Encrypted":

https://freecommander.com/fchelpxe/en/T ... ibute.html

Then select all, or export all to file container. I'm not sure if it works also for files from another OS though.

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Re: Is it possible to Search/Filter encrypted files ?

#3 Post by justcosmic1 » 06.01.2019, 20:56

Thanks for the reply.
OK - I will have to do a test folder to better understand the behaviour.
Just editing this as I have tested with an idiot proof method and know understand the 3 states of the attributes check boxes.
So I have to have grey ticks for everything else and a black tick for "encrypted" it would seem.
Very clever. Beginning to love FreeCommander already!
Many thanks again :)
Last edited by justcosmic1 on 06.01.2019, 21:05, edited 1 time in total.

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#4 Post by justcosmic1 » 06.01.2019, 21:00

PS Is there a way to make encrypted files show up with green text like in windows explorer ? (possibly the only WE feature I miss ! :D )

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#5 Post by Marek » 06.01.2019, 21:18

On the screenshot "Verschlüsselt" mean Encrypted: https://freecommander.com/fchelpxe/en/Itemscolor.html

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#6 Post by justcosmic1 » 06.01.2019, 21:29

PS Have just donated as I just managed to locate and un-encrypt a ton of files that would otherwise have been a nightmare to deal with!
I am very grateful ! :)

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#7 Post by justcosmic1 » 06.01.2019, 21:37

Brilliant ! Thank you Marek !
Absolutely fantastic ! :)

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