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1. Yes, you need to unlock the Vault so that applications can access files stored within it. If the Vault is locked, nothing can access the contents
2. The Vaults lock themselves on shutdown\reboot.
3. If you forget the Password AND the answers to the 3 chosen security questions, there is no way to access the contents.
Thanks for the quick reply. I have a few more questions.
> 2. The Vaults lock themselves on shutdown\reboot (if it was unlock)
I assume the Vault will remain in unlocked state if Windows were to crash for whatever reasons. Would that be so?
That means the content can be read off the hard disk using another machine, for example.
> 3. If you forget the Password AND the answers to the 3 chosen security questions, there is no way to access the contents.
Does McAfee provide a service to retrieve the data or reset the password for such cases?
2. The Vault should lock on a Windows Crash. I can't make Windows Crash, but the closest thing is pulling the power while it's running.
I tested this and the Vaults locked themselves.
3. We have no way of recovering a forgotten password other then with the Security Questions.
Thanks for your patience in replying my questions.