This article details files and folders that cannot be protected by PGP NetShare.
PGP NetShare does not allow you to protect certain files and folders. Before a file or folder is protected by PGP NetShare, it is checked against this list, known as the blacklist. If a file or folder is identified as being blacklisted, PGP NetShare continues with creating the Protected Folder, but the file and/or folder is skipped and a message is displayed in the PGP NetShare Assistant Progress screen that the item is a blacklisted.
Files that are blacklisted include:
- All files with the file extension *.skr, *.pkr, and *.pgd, to prevent you from encrypting your keys or PGP Virtual Disks.
- The PGP Desktop installation folder and all files within it (by default, the folder is located at C:\Program Files\PGP Corporation\PGP Desktop).
- The PGP Preferences folder and all files within it (by default, the folder is located in your user folder at C:\Documents and Settings\[your user name]\Application Data\PGP Corporation\PGP).
- The PGP default keyring folder (by default, the keyring is located in the My Documents folder).
Other files that PGP NetShare prevents from adding to Protected Folders are any files or folders that have the System attribute set as well as the following files and folders.
- Files and folders in the Windows installation directory (by default, C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System32).
- Thumbs.db files created when viewing thumbnail graphics in Windows Explorer.
When system files or folders are added to PGP NetShare, the file and/or folder is skipped and a message is displayed in the PGP NetShare Assistant Progress screen that the item is a system file or folder.