Cryptkeeper is a Linux system tray applet that manages EncFS encrypted folders.

To build from source you will need:

On ubuntu you can install encfs like this:

sudo aptitude install encfs
sudo echo "fuse" >> /etc/modules
sudo modprobe fuse
sudo addgroup <your username> fuse
Then you must log off and back on again.

Source code

All the latest stuff sits in the GIT repository, which is here: git://

There are also periodic release tarballs: cryptkeeper-0.9.5.tar.gz

Changes from 0.9.4 to 0.9.5: Polish, Italian and Spanish translations. 'Allow other' mount option and improvement of password dialog (it lets you try again if you get it wrong...)

Changes from 0.9.3 to 0.9.4: Fixed a wee bug in dealing with mount points that are symbolic links.

Changes from 0.9.2 to 0.9.3: g++ 4.3 compile fix, turkish translation, importing of encfs >= 1.4.2 stashes support.

Binary packages

If you are using Ubuntu then Cryptkeeper is in the universe repository.

If you are using debian sid/lenny then Cryptkeeper is in the main repository.

More binary packages

Binary for Ubuntu 32- and 64-bit

Cryptkeeper is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Frequently asked questions

How do I delete an encrypted folder?

Click on the cryptkeeper applet to bring up the list of encrypted folders. Right-click on the folder you want to delete and a popup menu will appear giving you the options "delete encrypted folder", "change password", and "information".