Forums Help & support Files Don't require Password After Opened

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    Jay Boatright

    Greetings, I have been an Axcrypt user for many years now. I recently upgraded to the new version. In the old version a password was required each time you wanted to open the file. Now, once open, it will open for anyone who clicks on it. Is this function gone? What use is an encrypted file if anyone with access to the PC can open a file without the password?

    Thank you for any clarification.

    JB

    #27262 Reply

    Prabhukumar R
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    Hello Jay Boatright,

    I will explain AxCrypt how works.

    AxCrypt 2 works just like your email software or most other password-protected systems. You sign in once and remain signed in until signed out. Just like you can read many emails without entering the password every time, AxCrypt will do the same. The files are still encrypted, but your password is remembered until you sign out of AxCrypt.

    AxCrypt stays signed in until signed out, just like most similar applications such as your email. Once signed in, you can read, write and update information without having to re-enter the password, until signed out. AxCrypt will automatically sign out when the screen saver goes active(based on the Inactivity Sign Out configuration), or you can sign out manually.

    You can use our Inactivity Sign Out feature, to sign out the AxCrypt app on certain time interval of inactivity. Also you can sign out the AxCrypt app, when opened the encrypted file(s). Now AxCrypt will ask the user to enter the sign in password to sign in to the AxCrypt app. For Inactivity Sign Out, File | Options | Inactivity Sign Out | Choose duration in minutes.

    If somebody know your system password, so you can sign-out the AxCrypt app manually.

    still, if you are asking any Queries, please write to Support@axcrypt.net. we are happy to help you.

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