Thanks to the generous donors I am able to proudly annouce a new feature that is nice to have when you use lots of stashes: stash groups.

What are stash groups?

Because a picture is still worth a thousand words, please take a look at this screenshot:

As you can see, stash groups allow you to (surprisingly) group stashes together. This makes it a lot easier to organize your stashes when you have lots of them. You can show the stash groups by enabling the menu-entry
"View"->"Stash groups".

Stash groups in the tray menu


The tray menu can show the stash groups as sub-menus if you want. You can enable and disable this in the preferences.

7 Responses to “Gnome Encfs Manager 1.8.4: Say hello to stash groups”

  1. keith
    August 31st, 2013 at 12:49

    Thanks for your great tool, it makes encfs very easy to use. May I ask a question? How can I disable file name encryption when creating new stash? It’s necessary to recognize files uploaded to cloud storage.

  2. Neelson
    October 5th, 2013 at 18:17

    I really like this tool.

    But i was in a situation where i wanted to restore an older version of a encrypted file in dropbox. I had to find out the encrypted file name first by renaming the decrypted file and looking at which encrypted file had changed. This works but i also think it is inconvenient and should be optional.

  3. MysticX
    November 5th, 2013 at 06:09

    If you create a stash manually, you can disable file name encryption (expert mode of encfs). See It would be nice to be able to do this from the GUI when creating a new stash, though.

  4. inode
    March 21st, 2014 at 11:49

    I wanted to install gencfm in LMDE (a Debian-based distro using the GS-based Cinnamon desktop).
    When I create the stash, in the dialog where I enter paths and password there’s a small red X with a very long text:
    “Creating new encrypted volume. Please choose from one of the following options… etc… fuse: failed to open /dev/fuse: Permission denied” and other text (the dialog box runs off the bottom of the screen and I cannot see the rest).
    I have added my username to fuse in /etc/groups but nothing changed. Help please? I was using gencfm without any problems some time ago…

  5. inode
    March 23rd, 2014 at 10:40

    Nevermind, it looks like reinstalling gencfs and creating the stash directories manually solved the problem.

  6. Stephan H. Wissel
    March 27th, 2014 at 04:00

    Love that tool and thus made a little donation (Paypal 7HF21727F8220225S) :-)
    What I would like to see:
    – support for –reverse
    – support for cleartext file names (as MysticX suggested)

  7. Moritz
    March 27th, 2014 at 06:12

    Many thanks! Without you donors this application would definitely not have all the features it has today.

    Regarding the reverse-option, you should be able to use it by supplying it as an additional encfs option in the Advanced stash configuration.
    As for unencrypted filenames, this option will be available in 1.8.8


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