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Best Folder Encryptor User Guide

Q: How to encrypt a folder?

Method 1: Right-click the folders you want to encrypt and choose “Encrypt” in the pull-down menu. Enter your password and select the encryption type, then click OK...
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Q: How to encrypt a file?

Method 1: Right-click the files you want to encrypt and choose “Encrypt” in the pull-down menu. Enter your password and select the encryption type, then click OK...
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Q: How to disguise a folder?

1. Start Best Folder Encryptor, click the "Disguise Folder" button. 2. Select the folder you want to disguise...
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Q: How to protect a disk?

1. Start Best Folder Encryptor, click the "Protect Disk" button. 2. Click the "Add Drive" button in the pop-up window...
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Q: How to set an Admin password?

Start Best Folder Encryptor, click the Settings button. Check the option "Need password to use this software"...
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Q: What's the difference between Open and Decrypt?

Open: If an encrypted file/folder is opened, it still remains encrypted status. When Best Folder Encryptor detects that you are not using the file/folder any more, it will be automatically re-encrypted...
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Q: What's the difference between Folder Browser and Temporary Unprotect?

1 Folder Browser: Folder Browser can be used to use data in Flash- and Hiding-encrypted folders under encryption status....
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Q: How do I find a Hiding-encrypted folder?

A Hiding-encrypted folder is completely hidden and you can only find it in Best Folder Encryptor. Start Best Folder Encryptor, select "Hiding-Encrypted folders" at the bottom-left cornor...
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Q: How to completely decrypt a Full-encrypted folder?

1. Right click the Full-encrypted folder you want to decrypt, select "Decrypt Full-Encrypted Folder" from the dropdown menu...
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Q: How to remove disguise from a folder?

Once a folder is disguised, you can remove the disguise from it only with the disguise record in Best Folder Encryptor. Start Best Folder Encryptor, select "Disguised folders" in the bottom-left corner...
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Q: How to unprotect a disk?

Start Best Folder Encryptor, click the "Protect Disk" button, select a protection record and then press the "Unprotect" button...
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Q: What is "Lock"?

The Lock function can be used to make NTFS-formatted partitions, files and folders not accessible...
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Q: Is there a folder size limit for Flash- and Hiding-Encryption?

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

Full Encryption: No, but files in it cannot exceed 990MB....
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Q: How do I tell which encryption type is used on an encrypted folder?

There two ways to tell: 1. Start Best Folder Encryptor, select one encryption type at the bottom-left cornor in the software window and encrypted folders of this type will appear in the list...
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Q: How do the five folder encryption types differ from each other?

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...
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Q: How to open or decrypt an encrypted file and folder?

Diamond-encrypted files: Open Windows Explorer(Windows key + E), double-click the encrypted file, enter your password in the pop-up window, and select "Open" or "Decrypt". You can also...
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Q: Why do I set an admin password for Best Folder Encryptor?

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

es. Best Folder Encryptor allows you to encrypt files and folders stored on USB drives and external hard drives...
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Q: What will happen to my encrypted folders if the system is reinstalled or ghosted?

The encrypted folders still remain encrypted status and hold the original password once your system is reinstalled and ghosted...
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Q: Can those Flash-encrypted folders be copied away by others?

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...
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Q: Can I move encrypted folders/files with USB devices to another computer?

If a folder or file is Portable-encrypted, it can be moved to other computers, and even to those where Best Folder Encryptor is not installed...
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Q: Will my encrypted folders/files be decrypted if Best Folder Encryptor is uninstalled by others?

No. Your encrypted folders and files still remain encrypted status even if Best Folder Encryptor is uninstalled from your computer...
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