Removing file protection

To remove file protection:

Only users allowed to read protected files can remove their protection. Protection cannot be removed from files in an automatically protected folder.

  • From the Windows explorer (or the Finder in macOS), right-click on the files or folders you no longer wish to protect and select Stormshield Data Security > Remove protection.

    The files' .sdsx extension then disappears, meaning they are no longer protected.

If your workstation or mobile device does not have a client or SDS for C&M, you can remove file protection using a web browser on SDS for C&M Encryption Portal. For more information, refer to the SDS for C&M Encryption Portal User Guide.