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This is a prerelease version of encfs4win.



Package test results are passing.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 8/27/2017.

EncFS encrypts individual files, by translating all requests for the virtual EncFS filesystem into the equivalent encrypted operations on the raw filesystem.

A GUI for encfs4win is available through encfsw, providing a tray icon that makes mounting and unmounting encrypted partitions even easier!

EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space, using the Dokan library for the filesystem interface. EncFS is open source software, licensed under the LGPL.


  • This package will require to be reinstalled after the restart of the OS if its dependency installation is required.

To install encfs4win, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install encfs4win --pre

To upgrade encfs4win, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade encfs4win --pre


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName            = 'encfs4win'
      fileType               = 'exe'
      url                    = ''
      url64bit               = ''
      checksum               = 'ee8e49acc8ae373c239f54694aba372ad00d886ce44c490dc36dab7f50fff7b3'
      checksum64             = '5967fd809d79f8c6c11da62e9d041a126e45865dc81cb7682be406741d459aaa'
      checksumType           = 'sha256'
      checksumType64         = 'sha256'
      silentArgs             = '/S'
      validExitCodes         = @(0)
      softwareName           = 'encfs4win*'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    $packageName = $packageArgs.packageName
    $installLocation = Get-AppInstallLocation $packageName
    if ($installLocation)  {
        Write-Host "$packageName installed to '$installLocation'"
        Register-Application "$installLocation\encfsw.exe"
        Write-Host "$packageName tray application registered as encfsw"
        Install-BinFile encfs "$installLocation\encfs.exe"
        Write-Host 'OS restart might be required'
    else { Write-Warning "Can't find $PackageName install location" }
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'encfs4win'
    $softwareNamePattern = 'encfs4win*'
    [array] $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey $softwareNamePattern
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
        $key | % {
            $packageArgs = @{
                packageName            = $packageName
                silentArgs             = "/x86=0 /S"
                fileType               = 'EXE'
                validExitCodes         = @(0)
                file                   = ''
            $packageArgs.file = "$($_.UninstallString.Replace(' /x86=0', ''))"   #"C:\Program Files\OpenSSH\uninstall.exe" /x86=0
            if (ps encfsw -ea ignore) {
                Write-Host 'Killing runing encfsw'
                ps encfsw -ea ignore | kill
            Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
            Uninstall-BinFile encfs
    elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
        Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
        Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
        Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
        $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • jetwhiz
  • freddy77


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
encfs4win 1.10.1-RC12 126 Sunday, August 27, 2017 approved
encfs4win 1.10.1-RC11 175 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 approved
encfs4win 1.10.1-RC10 145 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 approved

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