What is SAFE & CONTAINER?

Safe: Safe is equivalent with a new partition, a new virtual disk drive added to your existent physical ones. The Safe is password protected, and uses to store the information a file on the physical disk.

Container: Every Safe works with an encrypted Container File. It is practically the image of the virtual drive stored in a big file. Your encrypted files and folders are actually stored in this Container File.

What is a Container File

Every Safe works with an encrypted Container File. It is the image of the virtual drive stored in a big file. Your encrypted files and folders are actually stored in this Container File.

The Container File cannot be accessed if it resides in the Default Container Folder. The access to this folder is blocked to ensure a greater security (mostly against accidental deletion). You can use the information stored in an Container File only through SafeBit program. The Container File is encrypted using the strong 256-bit AES encryption algorithm.

IMPORTANT: If you change the location of a Safe, the Container File will become accessible: it still cannot be opened but it can be deleted. For maximum security we recommend to keep your Safes in the default location.

Note: The size of the safe is limited by the file-system you use, because of the container file. Every file-system has a maximum size for a file, so the container file is also limited in size, and that is the maximum size of the safe.

What does a virtual drive (safe) mean?

Safe is the keyword of this program, is the concept which this program is based on.

A Safe is equivalent to a new partition, a new virtual disk drive added to your existing physical ones. The Safe is password protected, and uses to store the information a file on the physical disk. This file is called container file.

You can have several Safes on your hard drive, depending of course on their size and on the capacity of your real hard-disk.

After a Safe is opened (enabled), you can perform the normal file operations you do with any disk drive: copy files to Safe, copy files from Safe, delete, move or rename file, install programs, run applications, and so on.

The virtual drive of the safe will have a letter assigned to it, just like the other drive letters. The letters of the virtual safes are usually letters from the end of the alphabet (…,X,Y,Z). When you no longer need to work with the file from the safe, just close the safe and the drive associated with this safe will become invisible.

IMPORTANT: Files stored inside a Safe are encrypted. SafeBit uses on-the-fly encryption to encrypt any data you place in the Safe. This process is completely transparent to you!

Warning – If you forget the password of a Safe, you will never be able to access it.