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McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer


My McAfee Total Protection got upgraded now I have his icon in File Explorer:


Is there any way to remove/turn off this? I'm not using File Lock feature and I don't want this in my File Explorer.

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Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Hi @ilukeberry 

We are sorry for the inconvenience as there is no possible options to remove McAfee vault separately at the moment. By uninstalling the McAfee application the vault will be removed and then re-install it. If you want to use file lock feature you can set up  if needed.


Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

That's sad.

Please add this feature for next release. So there will be option to remove it. I don't use this feature and I don't want that icon in File Explorer. You should add an option to remove it.

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It is absurd that McAfee does not give us the option to remove the "McAfee Vaults" icon from file explorer for those of who do not use that feature. I and a great many others like to keep our operating system looking clean an free of clutter. Having an unused and unnecessary icon sitting there among my drives in the "This PC" page of File Explorer is irritating. I don't like having things that I don't use in File Explorer. It is inefficient and it is ugly. You can't even rename it, meaning that it stays ahead of all your drives at the front of the line, mocking you.

I don't have anyone else's logo plastered on my File Explorer "This PC" page, and I'd like to keep McAfee's off of it, too. If every software developer started doing this, then our File Explorer windows will start looking like the livery on a NASCAR stock car. I don't want that. I am quite sure that I am not the only one.

McAfee, please add a way to hide away this icon from the drives in File Explorer. It is an unnecessary eyesore for me.

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Indeed they need to implement this. I feel previous version of McAfee Total Protection was MUCH better. It was silent.. Just running and doing it's job.

The new version is full off pop-ups "how it scanned certain apps that I just launched and it's virus free"

I don't need to know that it's virus free! tell me when it has virus!

And also this stupid File Vault thing... 😕

McAfee you are going in wrong direction with this TP product!

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

First issue should be able to disable in informational alerts option in Livesafe. I assume android app similiar. Second does not worry me but I passed this to a manager.

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

@PeacekeeperPlease provides us option to turn off File Vault or remove it. We don't want that Icon in File Explorer

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

Sorry only a user like yourself here. was a mod now a helper. That said always a volunteer so not McAfee staff but I did mention your issue to the team that can make changes but I do feel it will be a low priority change. My feeling only.

Re: McAfee Vaults Icon in File Explorer

And yes, i open my explorer there goes the McAfee Vaults in the system folders. No option to turn it off

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