To add files by dragging:
In Windows Explorer, select files and/or folders to add.
To add files and/or folders to a specific folder where you drop them: Drag the selected files into an open archive.
To add files to a new archive: Open PK Protect and drag the selected files into the Drag Files Here window.
To add files and/or folders to the root level of the archive: Drag the files onto an archive file's icon on the desktop.
If you select and drag a folder into an archive from Windows Explorer, PK Protect adds both files and subfolders of the selected folder.
- If you drag an unencrypted file into an existing archive encrypted with a Smartkey, or with file names encrypted, the new file will be encrypted accordingly. If the existing archive uses passphrases or X.509 certificates, the new file will follow the existing Encryption settings.
PK Protect ignores settings for add mode, advanced filter, and path information (made in Compression options) when you add files by dragging. PK Protect adds all dragged files. If there is a file with the same name in the archive, you will be prompted whether to overwrite those files, unless the Overwrite setting (also in Compression options) is set to Always.
If you need to preserve original path information when dragging a file into an archive, right-click on the file(s) before dragging. When you drop the file(s), choose Copy Special or Move Special from the menu.
To avoid inadvertent data loss, the Delete original files setting in Security options does not apply for files added to an archive using drag-and-drop. When Delete original files is locked on by a policy file, you can only add files to an archive with the Add Files dialog.