SafeGuard LAN Crypt Administration - How should encryption rules be defined for 16-bit programs ?

  • Article ID: 106906
  • Updated: 17 Oct 2014

Product
SafeGuard LAN Crypt Client for PC

Client OS

All supported operating systems

Question
How should encryption rules be defined for 16-bit programs ?

Answer
For the version below 3.71.0.19 if you use 16-bit programs that are to access encrypted files with file names longer than 8 characters or files in directories with names longer than 8 characters, you must use 8.3 notation to name the encryption rules. You should define these extra encryption rules separately, since otherwise 32-bit programs will not work any more.

Files which were accessed via its short path name (e.g. C:\DOKUME~1 instead of “C:\Documents and Settings”) were only considered by SafeGuard LAN Crypt if an additional rule on the short path name was defined.

For the version 3.71.0.19 and higher a rule has only to be defined on the long path name and the short path name is also considered.

Hint: Use the dir /x command to display the correct 8.3 name of long file names.



 
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