May 18, 2016 at 21:22 #3114
I just installed AxCrypt using “AxCrypt v2.1.1392.0 x64.msi”.
1. i encrypted a text file via the Windows Explorer context menu [very nice!].
2. i double clicked on the encrypted file – my editor displayed the file.
3. i edited the file.
4. when i attempted to save the file, i got this message [not sure if from my text editor or AxCrypt]:
[snapshot included below]
error dialog title: <Cannot creat file “C:\Users\edward\AppData\Local\AxCrypt\enkobb2w\000 edward.txt”. The system …> (cannot see rest of title)
error message: “Unable to save file C:\Users\edward\AppData\Local\AxCrypt\enkobb2w\000 edward.txt
Please make sure that the disk is not full, the file is not in use by another application and that you have sufficient access rights to modify it.”
My default text editor is EditPad Lite [https://www.editpadlite.com/].
If i change the default text editor to Notepad, I can save the encrypted file without the error.
What gives?? Are they any special permissions needed for C:\Users\edward\AppData\Local\AxCrypt?
thx in advance.
firstname.lastname@example.orgMay 19, 2016 at 09:49 #3120
Thank you for reporting this. The problem occurs because EditPad is a multi-document editor, and the way it handles this tricks AxCrypt into believing the file is no longer used when you open a text file when EditPad is already open.
We’ll be working on a fix for this asap, in the meantime, the workaround is to ensure that EditPad is fully closed before opening another document. Sorry for the inconvenience, we’ll try to have a new build out very soon.
Once again, thank you for reporting this! As a small token of appreciation and perhaps consolation, I’ve added another month of Premium to your AxCrypt ID account.
SvanteMay 19, 2016 at 19:18 #3131
There’s a new version out that I hope addresses your issue (2.1.1393). Please try it out and let us know how it goes.
SvanteMay 21, 2016 at 03:59 #3162
Svante, thx for the update. i will install the new version and see if that works.
edwardMay 21, 2016 at 04:15 #3163
v2.1.1393 works !
i closed EditPadLite, installed the new AxCrypt version, encrypted the file via Windows File Explorer, dbl clicked it [from Explorer or AxCrypt dashboard], edited it, then saved the file. no error messages.
until i closed EditPadLite, the little red broom icon displayed next to the file in the dashboard.
a slight inconvenience, but i can close EditPadLite after editing an encrypted file [i dont plan on encrypting many, just my sensitive files].
p.s. wish i could edit my prior post instead of posting a new reply.May 21, 2016 at 16:15 #3165
I should mention that this issue occurs because of another, in my mind, bad behavior with EditPad. Once the file is opened in the editor, it does not keep it open in anyway. That makes it possible for anything to happen with the file without EditPad having a say. I personally think that all software working with a file should hold at least a write lock on it.
Anyway, I’m happy this worked out. Thanks for the report, it’s only when we get reports that we can fix the issues, we can’t find everything ourselves. There are just too many situations that can happen…