AES Protect - How to decrypt a file



AES Protect

Start AES Protect.

AES Protect Decrypt Button

Make sure Decrypt is selected.


AES Protect Open Button

Click the Open button.

AES Protect Open File

Navigate to, and select the file you want to decrypt. Then click Open.

AES Protect Filename

The filename will appear in the adjacent box.


AES Protect SaveAs Button

Click the Save As button.

AES Protect Save File

Navigate to where the decrypted file should be saved to, and type the name you want it saved as.
You should use the original file extension, else it may not automatically open when double-clicked.
Click Save.

AES Protect Filenames

The filename will appear in the adjacent box.


AES Protect Passphrase

Type the correct passphrase in the first passphrase box. As you type, the number of characters will be displayed.

AES Protect Passphrase


Retype the passphrase in the second passphrase box. Both passphrases turn green when they match.
Also, the Start button will turn green.

A green Start button only indicates both filenames and 2 passphrases have been given. Not that the passphrase is correct.


AES Protect Start Button

Click Start to begin decrypting.

AES Protect Working

Progress is shown.


AES Protect complete

When it has finished decrypting, click OK.