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Log file


Use this option if something goes wrong e.g. the program fails to scan selected partition, or some files have not been decrypted, etc. Simply type an appropriate file name (you can use the Browse button) to save debug information to, and one of the following options from the combo box:


Overwrite the existing file
Overwrite the existing file (Debug)
Append to the existing file
Append to the existing file (Debug)


Our technical support may ask you to send us the log file to locate and fix the problems. Debug log is much more detailed (and so more useful when the problem is hard to fix), but it can be really large (up to a few megabytes).


You can also force debug mode by using -debug_log command-line switch, by running the program as:


aefsdr.exe -debug_log


In that case, aefsdr.log file will be created in the root folder of disk C. That could be useful if the program does not even start on your machine: run it as described above, and send us the log file so we will be able to locate and fix the problem.


You can also set the maximum size of log file (in megabytes) on reaching the limit, the program will stop writing to it. Set this option to zero if you don't want any limitations.


Process priority


You can switch between High, Normal, and Low. Recommended setting is Normal, but if you want to run the program as a "background" process, which will work only when the CPU is in an idle state, you can select Low. If you want to increase AEFSDR performance to the maximum, select High, but be aware that this will decrease the performance of *all other* applications running on your computer.


Use simple passwords to decrypt master keys


If this option is enabled, AEFSDR tries to decrypt the master keys using about 100 commonly-used passwords. For files encrypted on Windows 2000, it almost does not affect the performance; for XP/2003 and especially Vista and WIndows Server 2008, however, the process of decrypting the keys runs much slower, especially when there are many users in the system, so use this option only as a last resort (when the password is not known).


Show wizard at startup


If enabled (default), the program always starts in Wizard mode. To start the program in Expert mode (and follow all the steps manually: Scan for Encryption keys etc), uncheck this option.


Analyze deleted files


When this option is enavbled, the program also searches for encrypted files that have been deleted.



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