The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper and lots of unique features. Whether you want to let it do things as simple as mounting a stash at startup, which is often used in conjunction with cloud-synced folders on services like Dropbox & Co., or whether you want to let it automatically mount and unmount your stashes on removeable drives such as USB-disks, SD-cards or even network-resources, GEncfsM is designed to do all the work for you.

Please don't treat GEncfsM as yet another graphical frontend for encfs. GEncfsM is meant to be run more like a daemon that you configure once and then never touch again. It is tightly integrated into the system and will therefore e.g. unmount the stashes before the underlying device is unmounted when you eject it. GEncfsM can do lots of stuff in the background and if you still activate it manually you're probably doing something wrong ;-)


To install GEncfsM on Ubuntu and its derivatives, copy / paste the following line into a terminal and hit enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gencfsm && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y install gnome-encfs-manager

Packages for Debian, Fedora and openSUSE can be found here.
A quick instruction for building GEncfsM from source is available here.

Info for Gnome Shell users: The icon sits in the messages bar which is accessable via Super+M
Setup instructions for Gnome Shell on Wayland can be found here

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Getting help

If you need help or have a question, please feel free to use the respective Launchpad-Page.

Getting involved / Reporting bugs

Development is done entirely on Launchpad by the Gnome Encfs Manager Team. Feel free to join this team if you want to help with maintaining, bug fixing or new cool features. If you want to report bugs, please do so on the Launchpad's project page.


Please consider a small donation, if you use GEncfsM on a regular basis. This project consumed and keeps to consume a lot of time because of improvements, bug fixes, packaging and general maintenance. Also does it not only provide the application itself but documentation, icons, translations etc. as well.

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Holder: Moritz Molch
Purpose: Gnome Encfs Manager