Getting Started with SafeHouse Explorer


SafeHouse Explorer hides and protects your private documents and files, keeping them safe from intruders and anyone else who doesn't have your permission to view them.

Below is a condensed version of this manual which includes enough of the basics to get you going.

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Passwords Plus Strong Encryption

SafeHouse Explorer uses passwords and advanced encryption to completely hide and defend your sensitive files, including photos, videos, spreadsheets, databases and just about any other kind of file that you might have. SafeHouse Explorer can protect files residing on any drive, including memory sticks, external USB drives, network servers and CD/DVDs.

Private Storage Vaults

SafeHouse keeps your confidential files in large protected container files which can range in size from a few megabytes to hundreds of gigabytes. In a way, they're sort of like folders. These containers are called volumes.


Your files are completely invisible until you enter your password. After you enter your secret password, you access your files using SafeHouse Explorer's familiar drag-and-drop Explorer-like interface.

Once you move your files into one of these containers, they're instantly under the full protection of SafeHouse. SafeHouse only guards files which are contained in these encrypted volumes.

The number of files which can fit in a SafeHouse volume depends upon the size you choose when they're first created. You can create an unlimited number of volumes on any number of disk drives or memory sticks. The maximum size is 2,000 Gigabytes (2TB).

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Use on any PC - No Install Needed!

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SafeHouse Volumes


Here's a few things you should know about SafeHouse volumes:

Using SafeHouse Explorer

Using SafeHouse Explorer couldn't be easier. It works just like Windows Explorer - just drag and drop.

The steps below demonstrate everything you need to know.

Step 1. Create Your Secure Volumes

Click the New Volume button to create new SafeHouse private storage volumes. You'll be prompted for their size, location and password.

Volumes are empty when first created. The next step shows how to open them up and add your files.

Step 2. Open Volumes using your Password

Click the Open Volume button to open your volumes and gain access to your protected files. You'll be prompted for the volume file to open - just look for the bright red folder icons.

SafeHouse Explorer will ask you to enter your secret password before showing your files. You can change your password at any time.

Step 3. Work with your Files

SafeHouse Explorer uses a familiar drag-and-drop interface.

Files dragged onto the surface from Windows Explorer are protected. Files dragged off back to Explorer are not protected.

Keep in mind that when you copy files into SafeHouse Explorer, the original remains in place until you remove it. We recommend using our Secure Delete feature which is designed to remove all traces of unwanted files.

Step 4. Close when Finished

When you're done working with your files, click the Close Volume button to lock them back up. Closed volumes are safe and secure.

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