Flash Securer Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to encrypt all the data on my flash?

Can I have both encrypted and not-encrypted data on my flash drive?

Can I copy files to the flash directly in Windows Explorer as I am used to…?

Is it better to save the password on the computer(s) or enter it every time I need to access the secured data?

How do I save my document to the flash?

How do I copy a file to the flash drive?

How do I copy file from the flash?

Can I open the secured files on public computer (where Flash Encrypter is not installed?)

I don’t see the secured folder on my flash drive? Where is my data?

Can I change the files directly in the secured folder on flash?

I cannot start the program. When I click the link in the Start menu, the program won’t appear.




Do I have to encrypt all the data on my flash?

No. Flash Securer encrypts only one folder on your flash drive. The root folder and other folders (if any) will not be encrypted and you can use them as usual. You can still use the flash drive as you are used to and copy “normal” data on it directly. Only the data you want to have secured on the flash will be encrypted. Also you can access both the secure and normal data at the same time.



Can I have on the flash both encrypted and not-encrypted data?

Yes, you can. Flash Securer encrypts only one folder on your flash drive. The root folder and other folders (if any) will not be encrypted and you can use them as usual. You can still use the flash drive as you are used to and copy “normal” data on it directly. Only the data you want to have secured on the flash will be encrypted. Also you can access both the secure and normal data at the same time.



Can I copy files to the flash directly in Windows Explorer as I am used to…?

Yes, you can. These data will not be secured though. Flash Securer encrypts only one folder on your flash drive. You can still use the flash drive as you are used to and copy “normal” data on it directly. Only the data which you want to have secured will be encrypted. These data you need to copy into the image folder maintained by Flash Securer instead of directly to the flash drive.



Is it better to save the password on the computer or enter it every time I need to access the secured data?

Basically itís better to save the password so that you don’t have to remember it and type it all the time. Assuming the data you carry on your flash drive secured is not top secret but just kind of “sensitive” and they are stored on your computer without encryption your computer is “secure”, so storing the password for the flash drive on the computer (encrypted of course) is not security risk.

On the other hand if the data is really secret and you do not need to use them often it is safer to remember the password and not to store it anywhere.

But note that in this case if you write the password on a piece of paper on your desk you are just making things harder for yourself. You could rather save it using Flash Securer, this way it would be more protected from someone who gets on your computer….



How do I save my document to the flash drive?

How do I copy a file to the flash drive?

Always use the image folder which is located on your desktop. Name of this folder is the same as the name you chose for your flash drive in Flash Securer. Newer work directly with the hidden folder on your flash drive! To save or copy documents to your flash drive, save/copy it to the image folder. For example, if you want to save a Word document directly from the program, select File – Save As.. in the menu. Then in the dialog window which appears select desktop and open the image folder folder which will be there.



How do I copy file from the flash?

Always use the image folder which is located on your desktop. Name of this folder is the same as the name you chose for your flash drive in Flash Securer. Newer work directly with the hidden folder on your flash drive! To copy a document from the flash drive, open the image folder and copy it from there. The image folder is automatically synchronized with the real folder on your flash drive every time you plug/unplug your flash drive. You can also synchronize manually using the button in Flash Securer main window.



Can I open the secured files on public computer (where Flash Encrypter is not installed?)

Yes. You will need to have portable version of Flash Securer on the flash drive. This program can be copied to the flash drive during the initial flash drive setup (New flash wizard). You can also copy the program to the flash drive later in the Expert View - Drives. Then you can run the portable program from the root of the flash drive and after entering the password, it will decrypt the secured files to a folder of your choice.

 


I don’t see the secured folder on my flash drive? Where is my data?

Flash Securer creates a hidden folder on your flash drive into which the secured data are saved. The folder is located in the root of the flash drive and named SecuredData. If you do not see this folder in WIndows Explorer you can enable displaying invisible files in folder options.


Can I change the files directly in the secured folder on flash?

This is not recommended unless you are advanced computer user. It should not be necessary, anyway. Flash Securer automatically synchronizes the contents of the image folder on your computer (typically located on Desktop) with the secured folder on flash, so if you, for example, want to delete some file from the secured folder, simply delete it from the image and it will be deleted from the flash during next synchronization (e.g. when you unplug the flash drive).




I cannot start the program. When I click the link in the Start menu, the program won’t appear.

The program is probably already running. Only one instance of Flash Securer can be running at a time. Please check the system notification area (icons next to the clock). If you see flash securer icon there, double click it to show the program window. Or you can click the icon with right mouse button and select “Flash Securer” from the pop up menu.

 


What encrypting algorithm is used in Flash Securer?

The program uses Blow Fish algorithm to encrypt the data in the secured folder on the flash drive.

 

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