BestCrypt Volume Encryption main window
contains Disk Pane where the program shows all
physical disks on the computer.
Disk Pane serves several purposes:
- It shows location of volumes on physical disks. For example, volume F: on
the picture above occupies a whole physical Disk 1, volume E: is a Striped
volume and is located on two physical disks - Disk 2 and Disk 3. The information
may help the user in situation when it is required to move physical disks to
other computer. As well it provides a clear understanding what exactly is
encrypted when the user encrypts complicated dynamic volumes, like RAID-5
- As the picture above shows, there are Sectors->View/Save/Restore sectors on selected Disk,
which is available only for physical disk drives.
on the Disk Pane. When the user click Disk Button to select a disk, he/she can run command
- There are also Volume Pane.
Such graphic representation of "physical disk(s) - volume" pairs allows the user
easily understand volume configuration on physical disk(s).
on the Disk Pane.
If the user clicks the button, all other Volume Buttons, corresponding to the same
volume on other physical disks become also selected. Besides,
corresponding Volume becomes selected in
have rectangle headers that may
have different colours depending on Encryption Status of the volume:
- Blue header - volume is not encrypted.
- Red header - volume is
but not mounted
(closed for access). Not formatted volumes also have red headers, because the program
(and the system) does not differ them from not mounted encrypted volumes.
- Green header - volume is encrypted and mounted (opened for access).
Although information presented on Disk Pane is helpful, the user may do not need
it every time he/she runs BestCrypt Volume Encryption program. As it is mentioned
in Main window article,
Splitter element shown on the picture may help
to simplify the program interface. Just move the splitter down until Disk Pane
dissapears and then resize Main window of the program. You will get only
Volume Pane left: