Groups of Containers

BestCrypt Control Panel allows users to group containers. Such a group may include containers that are located in different directories and on remote computers. The user can group containers according to his/her own scheme. For example, a writer can create a directory “My Novella” on disk C:, then create subdirectories for every year, for example, C:\My Novella\2005, C:\My Novella\2006, C:\My Novella\2007 and so on. When the writer starts to work on new novella, he/she creates new container, for example, “The Da Vinci Code.jbc” in the C:\My Novella\2005 subdirectory.

After several years the writer decides to publish the most popular novel. All the containers with the selected novel are stored in different subdirectories (\2005, \2006, \2007), so it is not so convenient to mount them every time, which requires looking for them in different locations on disk. So the writer creates a new group of containers, for example, “Bestsellers”, and simply adds links (or references) to the containers with the selected novel inside. The following picture illustrates the example:

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Menu Group of BestCrypt Control Panel contains commands for managing the container groups:

Since BestCrypt Control Panel considers root directories of drives as special groups of containers, you can run the same commands for containers stored in root directories of the drives. The only difference is that the BestCrypt Control Panel does not allow deletion of such a ‘Root drive directory’ group; instead you can mark some drive as hidden (using the Hide Drive command in the View menu), and the program will not show the drive in the left panel. The picture above shows the Control Panel where all drives are hidden and only groups of conatiners are used.

Menu Containers contains the following commands to manage container groups:

Menu View also contains a couple of additional options for the ‘Root drive directory’ group:

NOTE: If several users can log on to your computer, please note that information about groups of containers is specific for every user logging on to the computer. Every of the users will have his/her own containers' group configuration. For example, if you create the “My work” group on your home computer, and your son logs on with a different username, he won’t find the “My work” group in BestCrypt Control Panel if he runs the program.