Automatic folders protection

With SealPath you can protect the content in a folder automatically. The only thing you have to do is to set a protection to a folder on your PC, defining a protection rule, and all the documents stored in the folder will be protected automatically.

To create a protected folder (protection rule) just click on the "folders" menu option displayed on the main screen. Then click on the bottom right of the window, in the button mas.png.


These are the parameters that can be configured for the new folder protection rule:

  • Activate: Checkbox indicating whether the protection rule is enabled or not.
  • Name: Name identifying the folder protection rule in the list.
  • Folder: Path to the folder to be protected.
    • Recursive: Specifies whether you want to protect internal folders recursively.
    • Protection: Protection policy to be used to protect the documents stored inside the folder.
    • Extensions to be excluded: List of extensions (file types) that should not be protected by this protection rule.



The new protection rule created will now appear in the list of folder protection rules. On this list, the user can edit, delete or add new rules.




The documents stored in the folder or that are copied inside the folder will be automatically protected.


When the automatic protection rule applies the protection policy to documents stored inside the folder, events or alerts may occur if there is any error. SealPath Desktop will notify you of them. You can see an example in the following figure.



Clicking on the hyperlink "View", the user can see the cause of the alert and take action. A security alert may be generated because a document is already protected and the user does not have full control permission, so he cannot reprotect it with the new protection policy.



After reviewing alerts, the warning message is removed until new alerts appear.

Apart from protecting folders automatically through a rule, it is possible to protect documents in a folder dragging it to a protection box. It is also possible to protect it with a right click of the mouse over the folder.



It is possible to configure a rule to exclude specific extensions from the folder protections. For example, it is possible to do that when you protect a folder, all the files with those extensions will not be protected. This exclusion rule is located in Options -> Configuration -> Exclude file types.



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