Frequently Asked Questions

What's better: encrypting a physical drive or using an encrypted container?

There are a number of benefits of encrypted physical drives over encrypted containers. First of all, an encrypted container is a normal file and can be easily deleted, meaning all the information stored in the encrypted container is lost for good. Secondly, the read and write speed for encrypted physical drives is slightly higher than for encrypted containers.

Can I encrypt the system partition where the operating system is stored?

Cryptic Disk doesn't support encryption of system partitions. We strongly recommend against storing confidential data on the system partition. If you have one hard drive where the operating system is installed, we recommend you create a special partition on it for other data that can be encrypted. In this case, the stability and integrity of the operating system won’t affect the encrypted confidential information.

I've forgotten a password.

If you have saved the encryption key for the relevant drive or container, it’s easy to restore access. Just use the option to recover encryption key from file and set a new password. If the password is irretrievable and you don’t have a copy of the encryption key, unfortunately, there is no way to access your encrypted data.

Is the license lifetime or will it expire after a year?

The Cryptic Disk license is lifetime. Once you have purchased it, you can use the software forever. The license includes 1 year of free updates. This means that, for 12 months, you can download the latest versions of the software free of charge, and use them without any time limits.

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