Password not required to read catalog?

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Password not required to read catalog?

Post by haus »

I am trying out Backup4all 5.0. I realized I had "save passwords in windows account" checked, which was why my restores weren't asking for a password. After I unchecked that, my restore operations indeed asked for a password. But while attempting a restore, I was still able to browse the contents of the catalog in plain text without entering the password. This somewhat defeats the purpose of obfuscating the filenames in the zip, because anyone with B4All installed can read the contents of the backup catalog. I'm not sure if this is the expected behavior, but I thought I'd ask about it, thanks!

Adrian (Softland)
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Re: Password not required to read catalog?

Post by Adrian (Softland) »


When trying to open the catalog on another computer and you will be asked for a password. Without it, you won't be able to see the files in catalog.
On your computer, there is no joy to hide the names as that will make the restore process difficult for you.

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