Onedrive: encrypt my files

janhoedt
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Hi,

I d like to protect my One Drive files with an encryption so that if my files would end up being downloaded or hacked, they are not readable for anybody who hasn't got a decryption key.

Is that possible and how would that then work? I could make a container/vhdx on OneDrive but then the full container would need to close before a sync happens and the full container would be synced on any smallest change of a file.


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What people rather do is to activate 2FA (password plus authentication app code) for their Microsoft account. Would that maybe suffice?
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Otherwise you can use tools like aespipe, ZIP tools, ... etc. to collect & encrypt data in a file.
be sure to use recent version of archivers that do use AES encryption. (there used to be flawed ones in the past).

Also be sure to use a sufficently large passphrase. (20+ characters) to thwart cracking attempts.
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There is inbuild encryption available in MS OneDrive. However, organization security policy has to set like as mentioned before 2MFA, external sharing etc

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