Installing AES Crypt on Ubuntu 14.04

Encryption is the backbone of modern computing and encrypting your files before uploading them to a cloud storage provider insures a higher level of security. AES Crypt is very simple to install on both Windows and Linux to make encryption very easy. In this tutorial we are going to install AES Crypt on Ubuntu 14.04.

First go to their website and download the appropriate file for your system (32bit or 64 bit) make sure it is the Gui version even though we will not be using the Gui version in this tutorial

32 bit Linux

64 bit Linux


If you are on a 64 bit system you can use the following command to install AES Crypt:


tar -zxf AESCrypt-GUI-3.10-Linux-x86_64-Install.tgz

sudo ./AESCrypt-GUI-3.10-Linux-x86_64-Install


You will be prompted with the following questions:

This will install AES Crypt for Linux on your computer.  Continue? [n/Y] Answer Y for the default install

Where do you want to install AES Crypt for Linux? [/usr/share/aescrypt] Press enter to complete the install unless you want to install AES Crypt to a different location.


If the installation completes it should display the following:

InInstalling Executables…         

InsIInstallation complete.


You can test the program by creating a file named test.txt and then encrypting it with the password of 123abc:

sudo nano test.txt

aescrypt -e -p 123abc test.txt


For more commands visit AES Crypt’s Linux usage page:

Below is a pdf of this guide for offline use:

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