Thank you for your input. I did not want to create a firestorm with this request, only to ask that a feature that led me to choose AxCrypt in ver. 1, be added back to ver. 2. While I appreciate the viewpoint of Brian in his responses, Dale is absolutely correct in that how Dale sees the product used is not necessarily the way others use the product. The added level of security that is established by having to use the password every time is obviously a desire from many who use this product have and that is why you have chosen to re-incorporate it in the near future. I thank you for that.