Bought a SanDisk 64MB stick the other day and put a bunch of Word documents into the Vault (encrypted area of the flash drive). In the flash’s settings, I set the Password Timeout to the max of 120 minutes.
Long story short, I opened an existing Word document in the morning and worked on the document throughout the day, much longer than just 2 hours. At the end of the day, some 8 hours later, I manually saved my document. This morning when I logged into the Vault again, I saw that the document’s date/time stamp was displayed PRIOR to when I had saved my document yesterday afternoon. Sure enough, when I opened the document, it appears that none of my changes I made yesterday were in the document.
So I got to wondering…does the flash’s Password Timeout setting prohibit changes made to an open document AFTER the expiration of the timeout being written back to the file on the flash/in the Vault?
I know that an encrypted file is temporarily stored in the >Users>[username]>AppData>Local>Temp>encryptstick folder when the file is opened by the native program during editing. But it appears to me that if the Password Timeout expires before the user has saved their changes to the file, the changes are permanently lost…at least mine are.
Is this ‘standard’ procedure for the SecureAccess application? If so, the Password Timeout setting should allow the user to extend beyond 120 minutes OR at least there should be a pop-up notification to the user prior to the expiration so the user can manually save any changes to an open documents.