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Protecting data on the CD against unauthorized access
ArchiveSafe is an add-on program for CDMenuPro that has been designed to protect sensitive data against unauthorized access. It works by encoding the files with a password of your choice, compressing them and finally by saving them in an archive file. The files within the archive can be linked directly to a CDMenuPro button. CDMenuPro also enables you to un-zip the entire archive into a target folder of your choice.
You will find further information about ArchiveSafe and about how to create a archive on the following page: here...
Linking an archive to CDMenuPro
Click on the "ArchiveSafe" button in the vertical toolbar and keep your left mouse key pressed; now drag the mouse pointer into the menu window. The cross is used to symbolize the top corner of the button.
As soon as the button is in position, release the left mouse key. An Assistant appears automatically, which will take you through the settings procedure.
If you have not created your archive folder inside the CDMenuPro project folder, you will need to copy the archive folder into the project folder or a sub-folder belonging to the project folder. On this page of the Assistant enter the path and file name of your archive.
If your archive is password-protected, you need to enter your password on this page.
Enter the archive action here.
Select target folder
Enter the words of your button on the last page of the Assistant.
As an option you can also select a file from the archive to start or to be displayed automatically once the entire archive has been un-zipped (This only applies to the "Un-zip all files" option).
CD users using CD_Start.exe to access an archive file
If your archive is password-protected, the user of the CD will be asked to enter a password. If you have selected the "License agreement" option as well, the license agreement text will also be displayed in a new window. The program waits for the user to agree to the license agreement. If the user agrees, the program un-zips the file(s) into the specified folder. If you selected the "Display or start file" option, the selected file will be started.
CD_Start.exe saves all further archive access requests with the password. This means that the user will not be asked to enter the password or agree to the license agreement again when they want to access the archive again.
Centralized enter password and confirm license agreement functionEver since CDMenuPro version 5.0 was launched, it has also been possible to add a password and license agreement function to the menu itself. One of the options enables you to use this same password for users wanting to access the archive. By using this option, users will only have to enter their password and confirm the license agreement once when the menu is started. Menu designers should remember that in this instance the passwords for the archive and the menu are identical.
Linking a file from ArchiveSafe
How to proceed when using password-protected archives
If you would like to link password-protected files that are in ArchiveSafe with CDMenuPro, we recommend proceeding as follows:
If you proceed in this way when an ArchiveSafe file is opened, this central password will be used and the user will only be asked to enter the password once.