AxCrypt is a free and open source application for Windows file and folder encryption. It is fully-integrated and compatible with the Windows operating system. It is able to decrypt, encrypt, store, compress, work with, and send individual files. . It is also beneficial for users who share a single computer with others. Services which are complemented by the program include SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net, and Live Mesh.
Upon installation, AxCrypt is designated in the context menu found in Windows Explorer. Right clicking a folder or file enables a user to access the application. Files are password protected through the use of strong encryption. Files that are self-decrypting can also be used with the program. Unprotected files can also be worked on. There is also no limit to the number of files that can be processed. The program is also integrated with Windows Explorer through the use of a right click action. Protected files can be saved, opened, and edited with the double click action. Files can be encrypted by entering key-files as well as passphrases. Files that are encrypted by the program have the AXX format. Other program features include passphrase memory clearance, key-file creation, exe format conversion for encrypted file copies, and file deletion and shredding. Encrypted files can be shared with others via email, among other means. Numerous languages are also supported.