Encrypt Local files to move to a Cloud Encrypted Drive?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I want to encrypt local files to move them through Windows to Cloud storage (Box). The program they use only allows drag & drop. So how would I go about doing that? I've managed to realize after a few tries that Crypt doesn't show regular files/folders unless created in Rclone Browser.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.63.0

  • os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 10.0.19045.3930 (x86_64)
  • os/type: windows
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.20.5
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: cmount

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.

type = local
nounc = true

type = crypt
remote = local:G:
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = true
password = XXXXX


can use rclone ls and rclone mount,

you could create a crypt remote inside dropbox.
in that way, skip the need to crypt to local first.
something like this

type = dropbox
client_id = XXX
token = XXX
client_secret = XXX

type = crypt
remote = dropbox:crypt
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = true
password = XXX
password2 = XXX

rclone mount crypt: x:

and then open windows explorer at x:\

and need to update rclone using rclone selfupdate

Thanks for this! Not exactly what I had in mind, but some how I figured it out, and I think I got it going now. Don't ask me what the heck I did though lmao.

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it was --magic ;wink