- When files that were previously confidential and protected can now be distributed freely. You wish to remove their protection.
- On 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.
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.