Yesterday I setup encrypted folders using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32bit). First I used CryptKeeper and then I switched to Gnome Encfs Manager.
I wanted an encrypted directory that could hold some old documents that needed to be encrypted (pdf statements, spreadsheets, etc). First I installed encfs like this:
sudo apt-get install encfs sudo addgroup <your username> fuse
Then I installed CryptKeeper from the Ubuntu Software Center. CryptKeepr was sketchy. Sometimes the toolbar shortcut was there. Sometimes it wasn’t.
Then I tried Gnome Encfs Manager. To install it I did this:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gencfsm sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-encfs-manager
Gnome encfs manager has more options and seems to just work. It will mount your encrypted directory wherever you like (configurable). When you try to mount it it asks your for a password. You type it in and tada! Encrypted dir!