How to make NppCrypt ask for password every time?
I had encrypted my document and managed to make it ask for password every time I opened it. Now all of a sudden it doesn’t and I have to encrypt and decrypt manually every time. I don’t remember how I did it before and as far as I searched this is mentioned nowhere. I want every time I open the document a little window popping up asking for password and encrypting it once and for all not again and again.
welcome to the notepad++ community, @Tom-Bob
the nppcrypt plugin will only prompt to decrypt files, if they have a specific file extension.
the default extension is
nppcrypt, so it will only automatically prompt for decryption on files like
if you had a different file extension before, you can set it again at the menu
plugins > nppcrypt > preferences > extension.
Thanks! I don’t understand what should I set as ‘extension’ though. Setting it as the file name of the document I want to encrypt doesn’t work. I also have ‘ask for encyption when saving’ ticked but it doesn’t do anything and I remember that it was related but that’s all I remember… I’m a total noob I this, I did it before with some lost instructions.
please give us an example file name of one of your already encrypted files.
note: if you can not see your file extensions in windows explorer, because they are set to be hidden at the windows explorer preferences:
open one of your already encrypted files in notepad++.
you will be able to see the full name including the file extension at the notepad++ tab and the title bar.
the file extension is the file name part after the last
.of the file name.
textfile.txthas the file extension
Ok I did it! I don’t even know why it was changed and I remember doing it differently before… Anyway thanks!