Initial configuration steps
Following the installation process, you are required to go through a series of configuration steps, where you can answer security questions and enter the email address to be contacted at, in case someone tries to access your data.
At the same time, you can select your password’s color and the pattern for locking and unlocking files or directories. For easier access, it integrates into your Windows context menu, enabling you to protect items with a simple right-click.
Define the password pattern to use for locking files and folders
The security questions for configuring your profile are not customizable, as such you need to provide information about your mother’s maiden name, the color of your first car or the first street you lived on.
Of course, these do not necessarily need to be true, but you should ensure that you remember them. Next, you can input your email address and select the color for Forever Safe, between red, blue, green, orange, purple and yellow.
Afterward, you will have to establish the mouse movement pattern that will function as your password, the covered characters representing your key. While they will be jumbled from one session to another, the pattern will not change, which makes it harder for potential perpetrators to determine its precise constituents.
To protect a sensitive file from intruders, you can just right-click it and select the ‘Secure with Forever Safe’ option, then input your password, and the program will not only encrypt it, but it will also alter its permissions, so it cannot be edited or removed. To unlock the item, the same steps need to be performed.
An intuitive file and folder locking instrument
All things considered, Forever Safe proves to be a useful and reliable application that can successfully assist you in protecting the contents of your most important files and directories, allowing you to keep them away from prying eyes by encrypting them with a password.