GEncfsM 1.8.9 is quite an amazing update when comparing to 1.8.8 and has some really nice additions and lots of bug-fixes. It is now possible to save the password in the keyring when creating stashes and it allows persistent mount directories. Also does it now show a notification when un-mounting fails (if notify-send is installed), it is possible to kill mount-processes inside the manager by toggling the "Mounted"-checkbox when the stash is mounting and there are lots of improvements in error-handling.
I think this is the best release so far by quite a large margin and I really hope that it will be useful to you. Enjoy!

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8 Responses to “Gnome Encfs Manager 1.8.9 brings lots of improvements”

  1. HansBKK
    August 19th, 2014 at 08:01

    looks like “Classic TrayIcon” is now the default – how do I get the new-style appindicator back?

    tried source compile as well

  2. HansBKK
    August 19th, 2014 at 08:29

    re-compiled with ./configure –enable-appindicator

    message returned “Appindicator support enabled”

    however after install binary still reported “Classic TrayIcon” and it was right. Strange icon as well, red “no” symbol in a rectangle

    running elementary OS “Luna”, gnome-based wm “Gala” uses new-style appindicators in its top “wingpanel”

    similar problem also with Zim-wiki, also recently updated

  3. HansBKK
    August 19th, 2014 at 08:31

    PS using cairo-dock’s “Notification Area Old” desklet to see my “classic” icons, Dropbox has a similar issue also

  4. Ben
    January 29th, 2016 at 06:46

    Hi there I’d love to test out GEncfsM 1.8.9 or future versions but i cant figure out where to download GEncfsM 1.8.9 or a ppa. Can you help guide me?

  5. Francewhoa
    April 14th, 2017 at 10:56

    Hi Ben :) Here is the documentation about downloading or a ppa:

    Debian, Fedora and openSUSE at

    Ubuntu at

    Other options at

  6. Francewhoa
    April 14th, 2017 at 10:58

    I love Gnome Encfs Manager :) It is easy to use. Lots of features. Save the password in the keyring. Persistent mount directories. Kill mount-processes. Are super useful. The code is available for public review, so more secure than proprietary options.

  7. Francewhoa
    April 14th, 2017 at 10:58

    About the security concerns with EncFS version 1.7 is probably safe as long as the adversary only gets one copy of the ciphertext and nothing more. EncFS is not safe if the adversary has the opportunity to see two or more snapshots of the ciphertext at different times.

    EncFS version 1.8 and 1.9.1 fixed many of those security concerns. Future versions will hopefull fix all of them.

    The version 2.0 was announce. Here is the related message from the author: “I’ve started cleaning up in order to try and provide a better base for a version 2, but whether EncFS flowers again depends upon community interest. In order to make it easier for anyone to contribute, it is moving a new home on Github. So if you’re interested in EncFS, please dive in!” Source at

  8. Francewhoa
    April 14th, 2017 at 11:00

    Ben :) The documentation about downloading or a ppa is at www . libertyzero . com/GEncfsM/

    You need to remove the empty space in the above link. The comment doesn’t allow links.

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