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Encryption: Showing overlay icons for encrypted files and folders

ID: 18011501
Languages: EN, DE
Components: EgoSecure Server, EgoSecure Agents
Operating system: Windows
 

Case description

Overlay icons are symbols, which, for example, can be added to file or folder icons in Windows Explorer. EgoSecure Data Protection uses overlay icons to display in Explorer that data is encrypted. Within Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 no more that 11 overlay icons can be used. If more than 11 icons are installed by software applications, the priority of the displaying depends on icon names in the registry file. This can lead to the situation when icons for identifying the encryption type are not displayed.

The following EgoSecure icons inform you about the encryption type of a folder or a file:

Icon Description Registry entry
EgoSecureIconOverlayC.jpg Common encryption EgoSecureIconOverlay
EgoSecureIconOverlayI.jpg Individual encryption EgoSecureIconOverlayI
EgoSecureIconOverlayG.jpg Group encryption EgoSecureIconOverlayG
EgoSecureIconOverlayMc.jpg Mobile common encryption EgoSecureIconOverlayCm
EgoSecureIconOverlayMi.jpg Mobile individual encryption EgoSecureIconOverlayIm
EgoSecureIconOverlayMg.jpg Mobile group encryption EgoSecureIconOverlayGm
key-mobile.jpg Mobile encryption EgoSecureIconOverlayMobile
EgoSecureIconOverlayDisabled.jpg Encryption with a key, which is not available EgoSecureIconOverlayDisabled

Solution

To display the overlay icons for encrypted elements, prioritize the displaying of the overlay icons during installation/update of the EgoSecure Agents .

Changing the priority of the overlay icons via the Console

  1. In the Console, go to Installation » EgoSeure Agents » Create MSI package.
  2. In the Settings of MSI package area, set High for the EgoSecure Overlay-Icons priority option.

    Icon priority.jpg
     
  3. Click Generate.
  4. Go to the section EgoSecure agents » Install/Update.
  5. Select the Clients, where it is necessary to update the EgoSecure Agent and click Install/Update.
    ⇒ The changes take effect after a client restart.