Edit files with SafeGuard Portable

As a Sophos SafeGuard user, you do not need SafeGuard Portable. The following description assumes that users do not have Sophos SafeGuard installed on their computer and therefore have to use SafeGuard Portable to edit encrypted data.

You have received files encrypted with SafeGuard Data Exchange, along with a folder named SGPortable. This folder contains the file SGPortable.exe.

  1. Start SafeGuard Portable by double-clicking SGPortable.exe.

    Using SafeGuard Portable, you can decrypt the encrypted data and then re-encrypt it.

    In addition to the file details, SafeGuard Portable shows the Key column. This column indicates whether the relevant data is encrypted. If a file is encrypted, the name of the key used is displayed. You can only decrypt files if you know the relevant passphrase for the key used.

  2. To edit a file, right-click it and select one of the following commands:
    Set Encryption Key Opens the Enter Key dialog. In this dialog, you can generate an encryption key with SafeGuard Portable.
    Encrypt Encrypts the file with the last-used key.
    Decrypt Opens the Enter Passphrase dialog to enter the passphrase for decrypting the selected file.
    Encryption State Displays the file's encryption state.
    Copy to Copies the file to a folder of your choice and decrypts it.
    Delete Deletes the selected file.

    You can also select the commands Open, Delete, Encrypt, Decrypt and Copy with the icons on the toolbar.