- When files that were previously confidential and protected can now be distributed freely, and you wish to remove their protection.
- In Windows only: When SDS for C&M has automatically protected one of your files stored in a synchronized shared space. You are moving it outside the synchronized space and you wish to remove its protection.
- In Windows only: when the contents of a folder that was previously confidential and protected can now be shared freely. When you wish to remove protection on a folder so that the documents you put into it will no longer be protected.
Only users allowed to modify the access of 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.
A window appears with a recap of the results of the operation. If you have selected a folder, all files within this folder will no longer be protected.
- If errors occurred, click on Details to find out more about the files concerned and the types of errors.
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.
- From Windows explorer, right-click on the folder on which you wish to disable automatic protection. This folder must not be located in a synchronized space that was automatically protected by the administrator, and you must be authorized to access it.
- Select Stormshield Data Security > Disable automatic protection.
When you disable protection from a folder, the files that it contains remain protected. However, all new files that you add to it will no longer be systematically protected.