We've made it as simple as possible to protect files using Atakama. All you need to do is make sure that the files you want to protect are located within the Atakama folder location you designated during setup.
Here are some tips and tricks you should know:
- You can protect files and folders by simply dragging them to your Atakama folder. On Mac, you will want to delete the file from its original location. You can also save files directly to your Atakama folder.
- If you are using Atakama with a cloud storage provider, you'll see a sub-folder inside of your Atakama folder. To access and sync protected files with your cloud service, just place files inside the sub-folder.
- Files protected by Atakama stay protected at all times, but your files will be hidden when the application is closed. Make sure Atakama is running to access and save new files.
- Each encrypted file has a lock icon. The lock icon is gray and closed when the file is locked (encrypted). The lock icon changes to orange and open when files are unlocked (decrypted). By default, all files are re-locked 5 minutes (you can change this value in the Atakama Control Center) after they are closed. You can lock your files by either right clicking on the file and selecting “Lock File”, or by clicking the Atakama icon in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) and clicking on the lock icon, which will lock all unlocked files.
- Make sure you are moving files to your Atakama folder instead of copying them. Copying files will leave the original versions of those files unprotected in their original locations.