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My Lockbox 2 Quick Start Guide

Basic configuration parameters

After installation (including post-install steps) completes, My Lockbox becomes active and the folder you assign as Lockbox is hidden and locked.

Now you can find two main shortcuts under the My Lockbox folder in the Windows Start Menu:

  • My Lockbox Control Panel
  • My Lockbox

My Lockbox also appears on the desktop.

My Lockbox is a shortcut to your protected folder.

 

When you open this shortcut, My Lockbox prompts you to enter your password, and if the password is valid, opens the folder on the desktop.


My Lockbox Control Panel is a tool for My Lockbox management.

You can use My Lockbox Control Panel to specify the Lockbox location, change your password, and change My Lockbox settings.


To start My Lockbox Control Panel, please click Start, select All Programs/My Lockbox/My Lockbox Control Panel.

Alternatively, you can press Open Control Panel hotkey (Ctrl+Shift+P by default).

There are three ways to change the Lockbox location (or protect a new folder):

  1. Click on the Set (or Add) button near the My Lockbox folder location input line, browse for your private folder and click OK.

  2. Browse for your private folder in Windows Explorer and drag this folder from Explorer into My Lockbox Control Panel.
  3. Click right mouse button on the folder in Windows Explorer and select Protect with My Lockbox (available if you enabled the corresponding option in My Lockbox Control Panel)

To change your password, click Advanced button, then click on Password tab. If you already have a password, you must input it into "Enter current password" line.

Type your new password in "Enter new password" and "Confirm new password" lines.

You can also enter a descriptive or meaningful text in Hint (password reminder) to help you remember your password. Note that when you create a password hint, anyone who runs My Lockbox will see the hint in the password prompt box.

My Lockbox comes with online password recovery facility. If you lose your password, you can request password recovery and get password recovery instructions by email absolutely Free.
To enable online password recovery, input your valid email address into email address field. Your email will be stored encrypted on YOUR computer.

If you leave e-mail field blank, you won't be able to recover your password online.

Enabling and disabling protection

When you start the computer, your protected folder is locked and hidden.

To unlock this folder you should either start My Lockbox Control Panel and click Unlock button or open My Lockbox shortcut.

Please note that in both cases, My Lockbox prompts you to input your password. If you close Control Panel while lockbox is unlocked, a small My Lockbox icon will appear in the system notification area (tray) notifying you that Lockbox is unlocked. You can click this tray icon to run My Lockbox Control Panel.

To lock the folder again, either run My Lockbox Control Panel and click Lock button or click right mouse button on the My Lockbox tray icon and select Lock and Quit from the drop-down menu.