Storage location and size of the safe
Now enter where the safe should be stored and what size it should be.
Please select the data medium (e.g. local data medium (C:)) on which the safe should be created.
Then select a safe size by positioning the slide control as appropriate. You then have as much space as remains available in the storage location you have chosen. However, there should generally be at least 2 GB more than the maximum size available so your computer is not slowed down in other areas due to lack of storage space.
Now click on the NEXT button.
In this dialogue window you can make the following entries and settings:
- Safe designation: The name under which the safe is managed by the G DATA software.
- Description: an additional short description that contains e.g. information on the safe contents.
- File system: here you can define whether the virtual drive creating the safe uses the FAT or NTFS file system. Generally you should leave the entry here as Automatic selection.
- Automatically select safe drive: the safe is displayed on your computer like a hard disk drive. You can either allocate a fixed drive designation letter for the safe or let the system select one automatically. Automatic selection is generally recommended here.
- Assign drive: this option is only available to you if you are not letting the software automatically select the safe drive.
Now click on the NEXT button.
Here you can allocate a password for a safe. Click on the ADD button.
Now enter the password you want in the dialog box that appears under Password and Repeat password. The password is only accepted if both entries are identical. This is intended to prevent you from e.g. making a mistake that you cannot reproduce when allocating a password.
Click on ADD to activate the password.
If you then select this password and click on the Authorization button, you have the following settings options:
- Execute Autostart: Every safe contains a directory called Autostart. If this option remains set to Yes, all executable files located there will be automatically started when the safe is opened.
- Open in "Read only" mode: A user who logs on using the read only access method will not be able to save or change files stored in the safe. He/she can only read it.
- Open as removable medium: The G DATA software opens file safes in Explorer as local hard disks. Check this option if you want the safe to be displayed as a removable data carrier in the system.
- Shared usage: Selecting this option enables shared use of the safe directory for other computers in the network. Alert: With this setting you can access the safe without needing to enter a password. At this point we recommend you think carefully about shared use of the safe. Shared usage of the safe for all network participants does not make sense at this point because the data would be accessible to everyone.
- Close safe after user log off: This option should generally be enabled because, if the safe stays open after the user logs off, other users can see the contents of the safe.
- Auto safe: All safes with this attribute can be opened with one command.
When you have finished configuring the settings, click NEXT.
The safe creation wizard tells you about setting parameters in the last step. If you want to change these settings, please click the BACK button. If you are happy with the settings, please click CREATE .
The virtual and encrypted file safe is created on your computer's hard drive. By finally clicking on the FINISH button the safe is created and can be opened directly if you want.