What is the difference between the secure folders and regular folders in OpenDrive?

The secure files folder uses Zero-Knowledge encryption to protect your files, a password is set the first time you open your secure files folder that is stored in your local computer which is used to encrypt your files, because of this:

  • Files in the secure files folder cannot be backed up
  • Folder is not accessible via the Web Browser
  • Folder is not accessible even to us
  • Retrieving passwords is only possible by resetting the entire folder including it's contents

The rest of the folders ARE encypted:

  • 128 bit custom encryption during transfers
  • 256 bit custom encryption at rest
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    Daniel Kiefer

    This explains that because the password used to encrypt the files in a secure folder is stored in your local computer the secure folder is not accessible via the web browser or even to OpenDrive.  If the local computer on which the password is stored is stolen or inoperable is the secure folder accessible to me using the replacement computer if I know the password?

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    Rudolph Wiggins

    If this is the case, then whats the sense of having the folder in the first place. This folder should be llowed to be backed up and available via file manager online. Daniel asked and interesting question, suppose too that your hard drive crash? Then you are none the wiser.

    Someone, plese expound on this.

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    Mark Lamias

    This doesn't make any sense and I think this information is completely wrong.  I have a secure file and it backs up just fine.  I just don't think you can access the secure files folder using the web interface since it uses an encryption key stored on your local computer.  The files ARE backed up - at least on my system they are.

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