I am using elementary OS freya. How can I encrypt (or) keep password protection to individual files/folders.

The following are my requirements and what I have tried so far:

  • The solution should be in GUI

  • I have already tried cryptkeeper with no success.

  • I have tried ecryptfs-utils from software center, but that is not GUI.

  • I am not asking to hide, so keeping a . before file name may not be the solution.

  • I don't want to use chmod

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For individual files, I usually just compress files as .zip, then enter a password to protect it. When you try to open the compressed file, it asks you for the password.

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