Non shareable archive

CZIP X can create non shareable archives: this kind of archive can’t be decrypted in a different device or from a different user of the original device. The decryption task will always fail, also if entering the correct passphrase; it will succeed only if it is performed in the device that produced the archive and when the author of the archive is logged to the system.

WARNING! Using this option may lead to an irreversible loss of data and important documents because this feature uses some information coming from the hardware and software setup of the device; if the setup will change after a non shareable archive is created, this may be not decryptable anymore, even in the original device and from the original author.

That’s why CZIP X allows – and it is strongly adviced – to export the hardware data: when encryption ends, a success message will appear and will show a button labeled “Export Hardware Data“: click this button to force CZIP X to save the information used in a file named “HwInfo.czkey“, stored in a location that CZIP X will tell (this varies upon the operating system used).

When “HwInfo.czkey” is ready, it is suggested to to move that file to a secure location, perferably outside the device, and delete it from its original position.

The file with the hardware data could be used when you fail to decrypt a non shareable archive on a different device (e.g.: if you try to decrypt in a Windows PC an archive generated in an Android device); when you will load “HwInfo.czkey”, you will be allowed to retry and the archive will decrypt (if the passphrase will be the right one). If you won’t load the “HwInfo.czkey” file when requested and the encrypted archive is either self-locking or self-erasing, CZIP X will decrease the number of attempts available.

NOTE: hardware data are exported in encrypted form.