MarpX Privacy -- Preference options

  1. Preferences.txt
  2. Control default location for files
  3. Control names of encrypted files
  4. Control names of decrypted files
  5. How to save preferences.txt

Preferences.txt

Preferences.txt is a plain text file included among the files installed as part of MarpxPrivacy. It is self-documenting; the file contains an explanation of what to do to change preferences. With almost any word processor, you can open it, read it, make changes in it. The changes should only be made in lines that start with an opening brace bracket followed by a key word, an ending brace bracket, and a space. Don't change anything in those key words.

 

Control default location for files

Normally, your results for both encryption and decryption are saved in a directory MyPrivacy on the same drive on which MarpxPrivacy is installed. If you wish to have your MarpxPrivacy files written to someplace else, edit the preferences file. Enter the drive letter after "{DriveLetter} ". Enter the directory after "{Directory}". If you use Z for the drive letter, the program will write to the drive on which MarpxPrivacy is installed.

Control names of encrypted files

When you are in Keyless mode, the preferences key word AddInitials in brace brackets followed by "Yes" tells the system to insert the intended recipient's three letter roster short name followed by an underscore at the beginning of a file name when it is encrypted. For example, BudgetNov2020.doc when it is encrypted might be renamed KDH_BudgetNov2020.doc.enc. This helps you to remember for whom a file was encrypted. The prefix might or might not be the same as the recipient would use. The same is automatically done for messages, whether or not this preference is set.

 

The preference setting has no effect when you are using manual keys. Messages start with "Msg_". Nothing is prefixed to file names when they are encrypted.

Control names of decrypted files

AddDecrypted in brace brackets followed by "Yes" tells the system to insert ".decrypted" within the name of the decrypted version of a file, to avoid overwrites. The same key word and "No" causes the original name to be restored when the file is decrypted.

How to save preferences.txt

This Preferences.txt file must be saved as unformatted text (.txt) in the same location in which MarpxPrivacy was installed. Your word processor may object vigorously and attempt to have you add formatting. If you let formatting get in, the MarpxPrivacy program will not be able to read the Preferences.txt file and you will be stuck forever with the default values instead of what you write in the file.

   

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