Published on June 10th, 2012 | by vlajca0
Use Notepad++ to encrypt your text files
Notepad++ is a popular text editor and Notepad replacement with many useful features. One of its best features is its support for plug-ins. NppCrypt is a Notepad++ plug-in that lets you encrypt selected text or entire text files. If you don’t want to use BitLocker in Windows 7 or TrueCrypt, here’s how you can use Notepad++ to encrypt your text files.
Install Notepad++ and NppCrypt plug-in
Step 1: Download and install Notepad++.
Step 2: Launch the plug-in manager by going to Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager.
Step 3: Select NppCrypt from the plug-in list, then click the Install button. Allow Notepad++ to restart after the NppCrypt finishes installing.
Step 1: To encrypt selected text, select the text you want to encrypt, then go to Plugins > NppCrypt > Encrypt.
Step 2: Select the cipher you want to use, then type in a password.
That’s it. Now you can encrypt select data in a text file or the entire file with ease, using Notepad++ and NppCrypt.