Using Command Line to encrypt files

There currently exists a max limit of 15 files when using the "Protect with Atakama" option in Windows Explorer to encrypt files. You can use the Command Line Interface (CLI) to recursively encrypt files and bypass the 15 file limit.



  1. Add files and folders to the backend folder that you created as your Secure Folder (e.g., H:\New Folder).
  2. Open the Command Prompt, type atakama file protect --recursive "H:\New Folder" (always use quotes around file paths that contain a space), and press enter.
  3. Open the Atakama Vault or the backend of your Secure Folder. All the files within that location should be encrypted and display a lock icon.

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