Congratulations on setting up the new Crypto folder for your Business account! Keeping your team organized and your files secure will help you stay focused and productive.

Getting started with the Crypto folder:

To get started, here are a few things you need to know about pCloud Crypto for your business:

  • Take the Crypto folder as the secure vault in your pCloud Business account.
  • Once you activate the Crypto folder, you can use it to create subfolders and share them with other members of your company’s Business account.
  • All the files and folders you add in the Crypto folder are protected with client-side encryption. This means that they are encrypted on your device, before they are uploaded on the pCloud servers.

How to use the Crypto folder:

As the owner of your company’s Business account, you’re the one in charge of the Crypto folder. By default, users will turn to you when they need access to pCloud Crypto for a project or a team.

Key advantages:

  • You get access to all of the encrypted files
  • You never lose important data in case a team member leaves your company
  • It’s easier to offboard users that way

In order to give teams or users access to Crypto, you will need to create subfolders in the Crypto folder and share them with your team members.

Share encrypted folders with your team members:

When sharing folders with other users or teams from your Business account, you can control the level of access by setting different permissions:

  • View – allows invited members to preview and download files
  • Edit – allows invited members to view, add, modify and delete files
  • Manage – allows invited members to edit and reshare files

To invite other members in shared encrypted folders:

  • Unlock the Crypto folder and select a subfolder
  • Click Invite to folder
  • Enter a name for the folder

Pro tip: You can boost the security of the share by setting up a code name for this folder. Your recipients will be able to find the folder under this name after you share it.

  • Enter the names of the business members or teams
  • Set the level of access by choosing between View, Edit and Manage rights
  • Set a temporary Crypto Pass and you’re all set!

Pro tip: If your recipients don’t have access to pCloud Crypto, you will need to set up a Crypto Pass for them. It’s called temporary because the recipients will be able to change it afterwards. Make sure to share the Crypto pass with your recipients via a third-party app that’s different from pCloud.

Practical tips for organizing your files in the Crypto folder:

Being the owner of the Crypto folder means that you will have a higher workload at the beginning. That’s why recommend selecting trusted Business users and sharing subfolders with Manage rights. These members will be able to act as ‘co-owners’ and help with providing access to important business projects or files.

Structure 1: Assign a ‘co-owner’

Perfect for: companies with a divisional structure, where teams are based on particular projects.

  • Unlock the Crypto folder you’ve just set up
  • Create a subfolder “Personal files” that you won’t share with other Business members. This folder will be solely for your own private use and nobody will have access to the data inside. You can use it as the secure vault for confidential files.
  • Create another subfolder “Projects” and upload the projects all teams work inside. Share “Projects” with a trusted Business user with Manage rights. That way this particular Business user will be able to act as a co-owner and give other teams or members access to Crypto.


  • You can rely on the ‘co-admin’ to manage all projects and track progress

Structure 2: Create a separate space for every team project

Perfect for: companies with a functional organizational structure, where tasks are grouped based on specialty.

  • Unlock the Crypto folder you’ve just set up
  • Create subfolders for all projects you’re working on and share them with the respective team leads with Manage rights. For example, create a folder “Customer presentations” and share the folder with the head of your Marketing department.


  • ‘Co-owners’ will based on the project, so managing on “micro-level” will be easier

Structure 3: Let users manage their own Crypto subfolders

Perfect for: companies, operating in a flat organizational structure, where communication is peer-based.

  • Unlock the Crypto folder you’ve just set up
  • Create subfolders for every member of your company and teams. Share the folder with Manage rights with every member. For example, create a folder “Marketing team” and share it with Manage rights with your Marketing department. The same applies for Business users.


  • Every user will be able to create, manage and share content with anyone in the company.

Which structure works best for you? Don’t hesitate to share the way you organize your team by getting in touch at