How to know if files are encrypted

os:windows

#1

Stupid question from a noob here:
I have installed Cryptomator. I have created a vault in Dropbox and placed a .txt file in there…
… In Cryptomator I have entered a password for the folder which contains that .txt file. I re-entered the password as requested.

While it is displayed as locked (viewing in Cryptomator), I go to my Dropbox (both through my own file-manager and through dropbox website). In both cases the .txt opens with no clue that it is encrypted. No request for password or any other clue. How do I know it really is encrypted?


#2

If you can read the file name of the txt file, or it’s content within your Dropbox, then it is not encrypted.
The encrypted filename and it content is just a bunch of alphanumeric signs.

I guess you saved your Textfiles into your Lokal Dropbox folder and not into the new network drive that appears when you open your vault.

Here’s a setup description