AES Drive

An easy-to-use utility that keeps files securely encrypted on disk. Your decrypted files are available at your fingertips - yet always remain encrypted on disk.

AES Drive

Transparent Encryption and Decryption

An easy-to-use utility that provides access to encrypted files on disk. Files stay encrypted and are only accessible from the mounted drive. Decrypted data never touches the disk.

AES Drive provides a simple way to secure files by always keeping them encrypted on disk, while still allowing access to the decrypted versions through a mounted virtual drive. When the drive is mounted files are encrypted and decrypted transparently, allowing you to work with your files as if they were not encrypted. The full range of standard file operations are supported including create, read, update, and delete. No plaintext data ever touches the disk, all file data is stored encrypted and is only accessible while the drive is mounted.

Your password is never stored or transmitted. Because of this, if your password is lost it cannot be recovered and your files cannot be decrypted. It is important that you choose a strong password and store it securely.

Product Features

  • Strong XTS-AES 256 encryption maintains file security at all times.
  • Use your favorite file manager, such as Windows Explorer.
  • Portable file format allows off-site backups and migration between systems.
  • Quickly mount and dismount drives to access and protect encrypted content at any time.
  • Optional session timeout to automatically protect drives.
  • Publicly documented file format based on standard algorithms avoids vendor lock-in.


FREE Perpetual License for Personal or Commercial Use. Limited Email Support.

  • Desktop Operating System
  • Single Drive Instance
  • Essential Features
Always Free


Perpetual License with one year of free updates and upgrades. Priority Support.

  • Desktop Operating Systems
  • Connect Multiple Drives
  • Run as a Windows Service


Perpetual License with one year of free updates and upgrades. Priority Support.

  • Server Operating Systems
  • Multiple Users
  • All Features

For a detailed feature comparison, please see our AES Drive Feature Comparison page.