I prefer uploading my encrypted files directly via a browser rather than using the desktop app. I am using Linux and Yandex Disk as cloud storage.
After creating the vault and closing it, I noticed that Cryptomator leaves files like masterkey.cryptomator, IMPORTANT.rtf, and so on. Should I compress all these files into a single zip file and upload the zip file via browser?
If I lose my computer, how can I recover and decrypt back my files? Thanks.
You can, but it does not make sense. If you only change one file in your vault, you have to upload the complete data (as zip) to keep your online version up to date. Further more you don’t have Access to your vault via mobile app or cyberduck, if the vault is in a zip file.
Install Cryptomator on new PC, download the vault, add the vault in your Cryptomator desktop app, enter password, unlock.
(Or connect via mobile or cyberduck directly, if the vault is not zipped).
It does not, as it is a fresh installation in this case. (and I’m afraid I dont get your point)
You need an installed cryptomator app to open a cryptomator vault.
So if your PC is lost and the vault zip file you have created and uploaded (means the folder where the masterkey-file is located and all subfolders) is still available, just store the vault files somewhere on your new PC, install cryptomator and tell cryptomator where to find your vault by adding your existing vault via the big “add vault” button on the left lower corner of the cryptomator windows. Or you just double-click the masterkey file of your vault after you installed cryptomator
Thanks for the prompt reply. There are 2 masterkey files in the vault. Which one should I double-click in case I want to recover my files? masterkey.cryptomator or masterkey.cryptomator.number.bkup. Sorry for asking too much.