Note: This is the first of a 3 part series on using AESCrypt on a Mac. There is also a Windows opportunity.
- Introduce you to the how-to of installing AESCrypt on your Macintosh computer so that you can encrypt confidential data.
Step by Step: Get a copy of AESCrypt for Macintosh and save it on your computer.
a) Click this link and save a copy of the zipped (compressed) installation file. Don’t worry about the zip file format since your Mac will know what to do with it once you save it.
b) Double-click the saved installation file, named AESCrypt_v308a_x86.pkg.zip.
c) Look for the AESCrypt file you have just saved to your Desktop or Download folder, then double-click on it. It will look like the one shown below.
When you uncompress it (a.k.a. unzip), you will have the AESCrypt_x86.pkg file. Double-click to begin installation.
Begin and finish the installation program, clicking CONTINUE when appropriate.
When the process is complete–and you will only have to complete this step once per computer–you are ready to begin encrypting content.