BestCrypt Volume Encryption's main window
contains Disk Pane where the program displays all
physical disks on the computer.
Disk Pane serves several purposes:
- It shows the location of volumes on physical disks. For example, a volume can
occupy an entire physical disk, or a volume can be a software RAID array and
located on two physical disks - Disk 0 and Disk 1. The information
may help the user in situation when it is required to move physical disks to
other computer. Furthermore, it provides a clear understanding of what exactly is
encrypted when the user has encrypted complicated dynamic volumes, like RAID-5
- As the picture above shows, there are ->View/Save/Restore sectors on selected disk,
which is available only for physical disk drives.
on the Disk Pane. When the user clicks a Disk Button to select a disk, he/she can run the command
There are also Volume Pane. The clear, graphical representation
of the "physical disk(s) - volume" pairs allows the user easily discern volume configuration on physical disk(s).
on the Disk Pane. If the user clicks these buttons, all other Volume Buttons corresponding to the same volume
on other physical disks become selected as well. Additionally, the corresponding Volume becomes selected in the
have rectangle headers that may
have different colours depending on the Encryption Status of the chosen volume:
- Blue header - The volume is not encrypted.
- Red header - The volume is
but not mounted
(closed for access). Unformatted volumes also have red headers, because the program
(and the system) do not differentiate them from unmounted encrypted volumes.
- Green header - The 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 the BestCrypt Volume Encryption program.
As mentioned in the Main window article, the Splitter element shown on the picture may help to simplify the program interface. Just move the splitter down until
the Disk Pane disappears and then resize Main window of the program as desired. It is possible to leave only the Volume Pane visible (see below):