Find Encrypted Files is a built-in tool that scans a system to detect protected or encrypted documents, archives, and other types of files. This application provides detailed information about any protected items that it finds, including protection methods and encryption types. There is also a free version designed to detect encrypted files. For any item detected, the next step is to use Passware Kit Forensic for password recovery. With the capacity to decrypt passwords for 300+ file types and process multiple files simultaneously, the Passware Kit Forensic upgrade provides a complete encryption discovery and decryption solution.
- On the Start page, click Find Encrypted Files:
- Enable the checkbox Scan for encrypted containers and disk images, click Browse and choose a folder to scan:
- Passware Kit lists the encrypted files along with detailed information about them, such as: Recovery Complexity, Protection Flags, Date Modified, etc. Click Recovery Complexity to sort the files by the encryption strength.
- Optional: Select files for decryption starting with those having Instant Unprotection complexity and then move on to those with stronger encryption, such as archives or containers. Click Recover Password to proceed with password recovery and decryption in batch mode.
Passware Tip: For optimal performance, the number of added files at one time should not exceed 3,000.