Re-encrypt an Encrypted Disk

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R-Crypto provides a special Re-Encrypt Disk Wizard to perform an encrypted disk re-encryption operation. It is recommended to re-encrypt your disk from time to time to enhance the security of your data. You may also use this Wizard to change encryption and hash algorithms for your encrypted disk.

To  Re-encrypt an encrypted disk,

1Click the Re-Encrypt Now button on the Tools tab of the encrypted disk Properties panel.
Tools tab

Or click the connected encrypted disk or the disk from Recent Encrypted Disks on R-Crypto Management Panel and select Re-Encrypt on the shortcut menu.

The Re-Encrypt Disk Wizard will appear.

Welcome to the Re-Encrypt Disk Wizard page

Click the Next button to continue.

You may make R-Crypto not to show the first and the last pages in the wizards. Clear Show Welcome and Completion pages next time. To resume showing these pages, select Show welcome and completion pages in wizards on the General tab of the R-Crypto Settings panel.

2Select new encryption settings for the disk on the Encryption Setting page and click the Next button.
Encryption Settings page

You may select the settings either from a predefined set, or select them separately on the Encryption Settings dialog box. To reach the Encryption Settings dialog box select Custom settings or click the Custom button.

Click the Default button to make the settings as they specified on the the Encryption tab of the R-Crypto Settings panel. Click the Reset button to return the encryption settings to the previous ones.

The Selected encryption settings field briefly describes the settings you have selected. Please note that you need to select Best compatible if you plan to use the encrypted disk on Windows 2000. You may learn more about the encryption and hash algorithms on the Cryptographic and Hash Algorithms topic.

3Enter a new password for the disk being re-encrypted on the Encrypted Disk Password page and click the Next button.
Encrypted Disk Password page

You need to enter a really new password, the old one will not be accepted. Go to the Best Security Practices topic for more information on how to choose a strong password.

4On the Completing the Re-Encrypt Disk Wizard page click the Finish button to complete the re-encryption of the encrypted disk.
Completing the Re-Encrypt Disk Wizard page

You may make R-Crypto not to show the first and the last pages in the wizards. Clear Show Welcome and Completion pages next time. To resume showing these pages, select Show welcome and completion pages in wizards on the General tab of the R-Crypto Settings panel.

*R-Crypto will start re-encrypting the encrypted disk showing its progress.

The The encrypted disk ... is sucessfully re-encrypted message box will appear when R-Crypto finishes re-encrypting the disk.