SGPortable.exe instructions and download

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You need to access encrypted files on a Windows client that doesn´t have a SafeGuard Client with a file-encryption module installed.

First seen in
Sophos SafeGuard File Encryption for Mac
Sophos Mobile Encryption for iOS 2.2
Sophos Mobile Encryption for Android 2.2

Operating systems
Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1

What To Do

Files that have been encrypted using a so called "local key", a key which has a own passphrase, can be opened using the SGPortable.exe tool which is part of SafeGuard Data Exchange and Cloud Storage but can also be downloaded here. 

Note: It is not possible to decrypt files which have been encrypted with a group or structure key.

  • Download the required tool - SGPortable.exe here
  • Unzip the files to the folder that contains the files you want to decrypt
  • Run SGPortable.exe
  • Right-click the file and chose Decrypt... (see screenshot)
  • Enter the passphrase of the key 

If you need more information or guidance, then please contact technical support.

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