The New container dialog allows users to specify all information for a new container
and create it.
To create a container, fill in the following fields:
File path - type the name of the file, for example, LETTERS. Also, you can click […] and browse the directory.
The path already contains drive letter you are creating the container on.
In Windows 8 it is not recommended to use containter encryption in Storage Space Volumes, as the system may accidentally
bring the volume offline in low disk space conditions and your data will be damaged.
Please, use BestCrypt Volume Encryption instead.
Size - type the size of the container. You can define the size in KB, MB and GB.
Max size for the Regular container is limited by volume's current free space. Max size of Dynamic container is limited by volume total size .
Description - Description is a short (64 characters maximum) text
that describes the container. For example, it can be "My private letters" - a phrase that does not give away your password.
Show advanced settings button lets you explore the advanced options for container creation, they are grouped into 3 main categories divided by tabs.
Security options tab
Algorithm - The Algorithm field allows you to
choose algorithm to encrypt data in the container you are creating, for example, Blowfish or
AES (Rijndael) encryption algorithm. Read the
article to get more information about all encryption algorithms supported by BestCrypt.
Mode - Select XTS, CBC or LRW encryption modes.
In the key generator field there is BestCrypt
module called KG-Ghost. It supports the following hash algorithms: SHA-3(Keccak), SHA-512, Whirlpool-512, Skein-512, SHA-256.
It allows encrypting container's header, moving the header to a separate file, creating one or several hidden parts inside the container. Older key generators can be added
to the list (for compatibility) by enabling the option Use for new containers in BestCrypt Plig-in Manager utility.
Container type tab
Container type tab allows choosing which type of container you prefer. You can choose between Regular container (with either initial preparation of container free space or instant creation) and Dynamic container. For more information please read Container Types article.
Mount options tab
Mount and format now. BestCrypt allows users to format the container
for all file systems supported by the operating system. Before you begin to use the BestCrypt container for
the first time, you need to mount the container on the BestCrypt logical disk and format the disk. If you wish
to do this when you create the container, you should mark the Mount and format now option. You can choose the file system for your container as well as the drive letter.
Mount for current user only. If selected, the drive of the mounted container is not accessible to other users of this computer if logged in to other accounts.
When you have filled in all the required fields and adjusted advanced options, click Create
- Enter Password dialog will appear.
To return to the Main dialog without creating a container, click Cancel.