App Protection

In Boxcryptor for macOS, App Protection was replaced by Files Protection. Files Protection prevents unauthorized access to files and folders saved to the Boxcryptor location within Finder. To use this feature, activate the “Files Protection” switch in your Boxcryptor app and set your personal, six-digit Boxcryptor passcode. The passcode is independent from your device code and Boxcryptor password.

You can now protect your files and folders by clicking Home -> Lock in the Boxcryptor-App. This will completely remove your locations from Finder until you unlock again.

Further Setting Options:

  • Touch ID (optional): In addition to the Boxcryptor passcode, biometric authentication can be used if available on your device.
  • Change Passcode: For subsequent adaptation of the Boxcryptor passcode.

To change the settings of the Files Protection in the Boxcryptor app, you always have to re-enter the six-digit Boxcryptor passcode.

After ten unsuccessful unlock attempts, the Boxcryptor app completely blocks access to your files and folders. To access the data again, you must sign out in the Boxcryptor app itself and sign in again with your email address and your Boxcryptor password.

Note: If a sophisticated attacker gains access to your operating system, it is theoretically possible for him to circumvent the protection feature by directly accessing the applications internal data. While this feature can help you better protect your encrypted data on your computer, it does not guarantee 100% security against sophisticated attackers with access to your operating system. We recommend to follow local device security best practices, to avoid such a situation.

Boxcryptor Settings

Boxcryptor is seamlessly integrated into Apple's Finder, so the experience depends heavily on its functions and preferences. However, some settings are only available within the Boxcryptor app.

To get there, open the Boxcryptor app and navigate to Settings. Here you will find options to:

Finder Documentation

To read more about how to work with Finder, have a look at Apple's own documentation.