Knox Substitute

Hello: I know that Knox is in its new life in software heaven, but what do you recommend as a substitute? I still use it on a limited basis, but want to encrypt more files. I think I only use it sporadically b/c I'd hate to lock myself out permanently for my vital stuff. I guess I can use the native Mac capability (File Vault?), but wanted to get your thoughts.

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  • BenBen AWS Team

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    Hi @mobius32x

    Knox was always a front-end to tools built-into macOS. It has been a while since I used it, but it seems between Apple's Disk Utility and Finder apps you can accomplish everything you could've done with Knox, though perhaps with a few more clicks. :)

    Ben

  • Okay, thanks. I'm really looking to encrypt specific files rather than whole drives (I of course do backups), but I'll check out DU and Finder.

  • One other question: since Knox saves as sparse images, if I deleted Knox would my password still open the sparse image?

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    I understand. Disk Utility can create the same encrypted sparse bundle files that Knox could. :) Behind the scenes, Knox was using Disk Utility to create them.

    Create a disk image using Disk Utility on Mac - Apple Support

    Ben

  • Okay, great! Thank you, Ben.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    You're very welcome. :+1:

    Ben

  • Another option is Veracrypt

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Thank you for the suggestion @1pwuser31547 :+1:

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