How to access files stored in a secret vault

3 October 2023

ID 84612

To access files stored in a secret vault:

  1. Open the main application window.
  2. Go to the Privacy section.
  3. In the Secret Vault block, click the I already have a secret vault button.

    This opens the Secret Vault window.

  4. Click Unlock next to your secret vault.
  5. Enter the password and click the Open in Windows Explorer button.

Files stored in the secret vault appear in the Explorer window. You can edit the files as needed or add new files and close the secret vault again.

Trying to open a secret vault that you have renamed may cause an error. To avoid this, we recommend that you open the secret vault you want to rename, extract your data, and create a new secret vault with this data, giving it a different name.

Sometimes opening secret vaults created in other Kaspersky applications can require converting the secret vaults from the old format to the new format. When you try to open a secret vault in Kaspersky application interface, Kaspersky application will suggest conversion if necessary.

Secret vault conversion to the new format can take a long time depending on the secret vault size.

If, when removing Kaspersky application, in the Save the following data on this computer for reuse window, the Operational settings of the application check box is cleared and the Secret Vault check box is selected, the next time you install the current or future version of Kaspersky application, you will need to add the secret vaults manually by clicking the I already have a secret vault link in the Secret Vault window.

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