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FAQs about usage

Q: Is there a folder size limit for Full- , Diamond- and Portable Encryption?

A: Full Encryption: No, but files in it cannot exceed 990MB.
Diamond Encryption: Yes, the folder cannot exceed 990MB.
Portable Encryption: Yes, the folder cannot exceed 990MB.
Flash-, Hiding- and Full encryption are recommended if you want to encrypt large folders.

Q: Is there a folder size limit for Flash- and Hiding-Encryption?

A: No. Flash- and Portable Encryption feature fast encrytion and decryption while taking no extra disk space, which is the best choice for encrypting large folders. Besides, Flash- and Portable-encrypted folders are prevented from copy, deletion and movement.
Therefore, they are very suitalbe to encrypt folders storing video files.

Q: How do the five folder encryption types differ from each other?

A: Flash Encryption: Encrypt folders stored on your computer and external hard drive instantly without size limitation. The encrypted folders are prevented from being copied, deleted and moved.
Hiding Encryption: Hide your folders instantly without size limitation. The encryption speed and effects are the same with Flash Encryption. The hiding encrypted folders cannot be seen and decrypted except in Best Folder Encryptor.
Diamond Encryption: Pack and encrypt a folder into an encrypted file with internationally mature encryption algorithm. Once a folder has been encrypted, no one can know what data is stored in a folder without decryption.
Full Encryption: Encrypt all files in a folder at one time with the internationally mature algorithm. Just open the file you want to use and enter the correct password. It's very convenient and safe. If you want to decrypt all files in a folder, right click on the folder, select "Decrypt all Full-encrypted Folder", enter your password in the pop-up window, and then click the Decrypt button.
Portable Encryption: Pack and encrypt a folder into an executable (.exe) file with internationally mature encryption algorithm. You can encrypt important files and folders with this method, and then send it over the network or by other means to be used on a machine where Best Folder Encryptor is not installed.

Q: Can I encrypt folders on an external hard drive with Best Folder Encryptor?

A: Yes. Best Folder Encryptor allows you to encrypt files and folders stored on USB drives and external hard drives. The encrypted files and folders can be decrypted with the correct password on a computer wherer Best Folder Encryptor is installed. If you want to use the encrypted data on a different computer without Best Folder Encryptor, Portable Encryption is highly recommended.

Q: What will happen to my encrypted folders if the system is reinstalled or ghosted?

A: The encrypted folders still remain encrypted status and hold the original password once your system is reinstalled and ghosted. They can be opened and decrypted after you reinstall Best Folder Encryptor. (To prevent any unexpected situations, we suggest you to decrypt those encrypted folders before performing any special operations)
Meanwhile, all data in the system disk (Disk C) will be lost after the system is ghosted or reinstalled. Therefore, do not store your important data in Disk C. If you have encrypted data in Disk C, decrypt it and then make a backup to another disk.

Q: Why do I set an admin password for Best Folder Encryptor?

A: It is set to prevent others from encrypting your data with this software maliciously out of your control, and it enables you to uninstall the software in a general way.
Besides, an Admin password is a must for your access to First Aid Center or password recovery.

Q: Can those Flash-encrypted folders be copied away by others?

A: No. The "folder" left after Flash Encryption is just a shortcut about 1 KB in size. In fact, your folder is still encrypted and saved in the original disk partition. Even if this 1 KB file is copied away by others, your encrypted folder is still safely kept. Therefore, a Flash-encrypted folder cannot be moved.
However, if you really want to move an encrypted folder, you are suggested to use Portable Encryption.
If you want to back up a Flash-ecnryoted folder, please decrypt it first and then back up, otherwise what you back up is only a shortcut.

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