Deleting encrypted files

Only authorized users can delete encrypted files with Windows Explorer. Encrypted files that you delete with Windows Explorer Delete command, or with the keyboard Delete key, will be put in the recycle bin, but will still be encrypted.

If a user who is not an authorized co-worker wants to fully delete encrypted files, they must use the dedicated SDS Enterprise delete function.

  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click on the files or folders you want to delete.
  2. Select Stormshield Data Security > Advanced > Delete.

A status window will then display the list of deleted files.

Files deleted in this way will not be placed in the bin; they are permanently deleted.