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Acer eDataSecurity Management
By applying the most advanced cryptographic technologies, Acer eDataSecurity
Management offers Acer PC users greater personal data security and encryption
for files and data transmitted via instant messaging or email.
Warning: Files that you should not encrypt:
To ensure optimum system stability, you should not attempt to
encrypt any of the following folders, or files in them:
* C:\Program Files
* Acer eDataSecurity Management program folder
Encrypting any of these folders or files contained within them
may cause serious system instability that could require you to re-
install your operating system, which will delete all your personal
Using Acer eDataSecurity Management
You can launch Acer eDataSecurity Management in a number of ways:
•From the Start menu, go to Start > (All) Programs > Empowering
Technology > Acer eDataSecurity Management.
By clicking on the Empowering Technology icon from your desktop, or
pressing the < > key to launch the Empowering Technology user
interface. Select the Acer eDataSecurity Management icon.
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This will open the Acer eDataSecurity Management main page.
The passwords you set up are the keys to encrypting and decrypting files. Make
sure you keep your passwords in a secure place, and try to choose passwords
that are not easy to guess.
Setting up passwords
Before you can use Acer eDataSecurity Management, you will need to set up
your default encryption password and your supervisor password. When you're
installing Acer eDataSecurity Management, or when you use it for the first time,
you will be prompted to set up these passwords.
If you forget these passwords, you will not be able to decrypt or recover your
data, so it is important to keep your passwords in a safe place.
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The passwords you select must be between four and 12 characters in length.
They can consist only of letters, numbers and the following special characters:
Your supervisor password can be used to decrypt any file that you have
encrypted. This is a “last resort” in the event that you've forgotten the
password you used to encrypt the file. You should not let other people know
what your supervisor password is.
The supervisor password will only work on the computer that you originally
used to encrypt the file.
Important: The supervisor password can also be used to override
the default password for changing any settings in Acer
You can change your supervisor password at any time you wish, from the
system setup window; however, this is a time-consuming process, and involves
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Changing the supervisor password
Step1: From the system settings window, choose Change Supervisor Password.
Step 2: Click on Change Supervisor Password.
Step 3: You will need to enter the existing supervisor password, and then enter
the new password twice.
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Step 4: Once you've done this, Acer eDataSecurity Management will scan your
system for any encrypted files, and implement the change.
You should not abort this process, or allow Windows
® to shut down before the
process is complete. If the process is interrupted, it will continue next time you
start up your computer.
If the program is unable to process all the encrypted files, you will be informed
of which files were unable to be processed and the likely reasons why. You will
need to close any programs that might be using the encrypted files, and reboot
your system. Then click Retry File Update to complete the process
Step 5: File update completed