The main menu of the BestCrypt Volume Encryption program consists of the following
- Volume - This submenu contains commands to manage
encryption of volumes. Since every command from the submenu runs for a concrete
volume, the user should select a volume in
Volume or Disk pane and then run
the desired command.
- Mount volume
- Dismount volume
- Encrypt group of volumes
- Encrypt volume
- Decrypt volume
- Mount at Logon - This option is available for encrypted volumes. When the user checks the option, the program automatically prompts for a password
entry and then mounts the volume when the user logs on. Note that the option is always set for boot/system volume because the program
requires the entry of a password for the volume at boot time.
- Mount at Boot time - This option is available for encrypted volumes. When the user checks
the option, the program mounts the volume when the computer starts booting the operating system.
1. This option is always set for boot/system volume, because the program
must mount the volume at boot time.
2. This option is available only if the boot/system volume is encrypted. If the boot/system volume
is not encrypted, the software does not run any code at boot time, hence, it is not possible
to mount any volume at that time.
3. There is a difference between Mount at Logon and Mount at Boot time options:
- Mount at Logon is a per-user setting. Only the user who sets the option is automatically
prompted to mount the volume after the user logs on.
- Mount at Boot time option works for all users, because it mounts the volume before
any user logs on.
Encryption key - This menu includes
the following commands:
- Move key to external storage
- Restore key from external storage
- Backup keys to other external storage
- Delete all keys from external storage
- Exit - Run the command to quit the application
Password - Commands from the menu allow changing and adding
passwords to encrypted disk volumes:
Read Manage Volume Passwords
article to get more detail about running the commands. Besides, the menu contains the following commands:
- Change master password
- Add password
- Change additional password
- Remove additional password
- Remove all additional passwords
Read the Manage Volume Passwords article for more detail about running these commands.
In addition, the menu contains the following commands:
- Rescue - Commands from the submenu allow the user to prepare a Bootable CD or a removable USB disk with a
Rescue File, make a backup copy of the Rescue File, or run recovery decryption of a disk volume:
The menu also contains commands to view sectors on logical volumes as well as sectors on physical disks.
It is possible to save and restore contents of physical disk sectors to/from files:
- Save rescue data.
- Decrypt with rescue file.
- Rescue data default location. - This command allows the user to select the folder where the program should automatically save a rescue file every time the user changes the configuration of an encrypted volume.
- Keyboard hotkeys
- Unattended mount at restart
- Automatic dismount data volumes
- Single sign on
- Work with floppy drives - When this option is set, the program allows the user
to work with encrypted floppy disks. Scanning floppy drives requires time and slows down the
user interface, so if the user does not work with floppy disks, it is recommended to turn off this option.
- Actions for inserted encrypted disk
- Supress format message
- Ask password and mount
- Hide drive letters for not mounted volumes - When this option is set, the program forces Windows to not display drive letters for unmounted volumes.
An unmounted volume appears as an unformatted volume and Windows may suggest the user format it.
Setting the option to hide drive letters for volumes that are not mounted helps to avoid the risk of accidental formatting of encrypted volumes.
- Hardware acceleration
- View - This submenu contains commands to refresh Volume and
Disk panes and to turn bars in the main window on or off.
- Refresh F5 - Run this command to refresh Volume and Disk panes in the main window
of the program
- Advanced - Use this option to switch between simple and advanced user interface.
- Toolbar - Check the menu subitem to make the Toolbar
appear in the main window
- Status bar - Check the menu subitem to make the Status
Bar appear in the main window
- System tray icon - Run this command to make the application icon appear in the bottom- right corner of desktop.
Clicking the icon shows a menu with a list of disk volumes and commands.
- Application - This submenu contains commands to display
help documentation and information about the program.
- Automatic update -
Run this command to configure a schedule for when automatic update of the software should happen.
- Traveller mode files -
Run this command to create a set of files to run the application on another computer without installation.
- Benchmark - Run this command to define performance of encryption algorithms in different
encryption modes on your computer hardware.
- Software language- This submenu contains list of user interface languages
available for the software. If the user selects one of the languages, the program refreshes
its window and starts using the selected language.
- Registration - Run this command to register your copy of the software.
- Help - This submenu contains commands to display
help documentation or information about the program.
- Contents - Run this command to display help documentation for the program.
- About BestCrypt Volume Encryption - Run this command to display program version information.
- Send system information - If you run this command, the program will save system information
about your computer together with dump files into a single comressed archive. The command is helpful
when you are going to contact technical support and you want to provide the vendor of the software with detailed
information about your system.