Quick question: Can i view encrypted files on a different machine with rclone?

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Just title. Like I have my main computer that will upload my files and encrypt it. What if i want to see the files and view/pull them on my laptop. Can i do that or will i only be able to see it on my main computer?

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.55.1

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: arm
  • go/version: go1.16.3
  • go/linking: static
  • go/tags: none

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

Onedrive/Google Drive

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

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The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

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A log from the command with the -vv flag

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Just copy the same rclone.conf over and you can.

Got cha thanks!!

I just thought of another question. What if i were to make a backup of those encrypted files from one cloud service to another. Can i still see it on the other?

Yes you can.
Just duplicate the corresponding crypt section in rclone.conf and change remote path to new location.

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the answer is yes.

that is documented at


Oops, overlooked that. Thanks for pointing me out!

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