Boxcryptor is a service that encrypts all of one's files in the cloud. It supports Dropbox, Box, and more. The application can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which lets you start the application automatically at boot prior to login, start multiple instances of the application and more. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use Fusion to manage FireDaemon and other Windows services via a web browser.

Boxcryptor Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

Download Boxcryptor from the official website.

Run the installer. By default, the program installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\Boxcryptor, so we will use this directory for the purposes of this HOWTO.

Open Boxcryptor and configure the application to suit your preferences. If you haven't already created a Boxcryptor account, you can sign up when running Boxcryptor. Be sure to remember your password, as Boxcryptor makes resetting or restoring your password impossible. In your Boxcryptor settings, make sure "Start with Windows" under the Advanced section is unchecked.

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation.

  • Executable: The path to your Boxcryptor.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Boxcryptor\Boxcryptor.exe
  • Working Directory: The directory containing your Boxcryptor.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Boxcryptor
  • Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see Boxcryptor running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select "Hidden" from the "Show Window" dropdown. You must run Boxcryptor as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to Boxcryptor or specify which CPU or core Boxcryptor will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs).

Now click OK to finish setup and start Boxcryptor!