Safe-n-Secure Help
Getting Started
Safe-n-Secure Privatize offers 256-bit encrypted Password Protection for files and folders. It also features a password manager and a file shredder.

Help Topics
Launching the Application
Restoring a Backup File
Creating your User Profile
Signing In

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Launching the Application
There are two ways to launch Privatize.
  • Locate the program icon and double-click it
  • Open:  Start Menu | SafeNSecure | Privatize | Privatize.exe
Once the program is launched for the first time, you have two options:
  1. Restore a Backup File
  2. Creating your User Profile

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Restoring a Backup File
Restoring a backup file will overwrite your current data, so backup and restore carefully.

Restoring a backup is quick and easy with Privatize. There are two places to select Restore a Backup:
  1. Choose Restore Backup from the startup screen
  2. From inside the program, choose Restore Backup from the File menu
Once Restore Backup is invoked, you'll need to:
  1. Acknowledge that your file will be overwritten
  2. Locate you backup file
That's it.

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Creating your User Profile
Setting up a user account with Privatize is fast and easy. Privatize walks your through setting up a user account and offers tips for creating a solid password.

Once you reach the product password screen, simply:
  1. Define a username
  2. Define a password
  3. Retype the password to verify
A solid password needs to be at least 8 characters in length.

Once you have completed this form, click the next button.

Once you have chosen a username and password. You need to acknowledge that this is the password you would like and that Ncode has not built a backdoor.

You must remember this password as Ncode cannot retrieve it for you .

Once you have read the warning, click the checkbox to acknowledge this fact. Once it is checked, you may signin.

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Signing In
In order to access Privatize or a file that has been privatized, you will be presented with a password screen. Simply choose the your username from the dropdown list. Then add the password for this user.

If you do not see your username, you can add it here. Simply:
  • Click the Add a New User button
  • Follow the on screen instructions

    Explore hints and tips online at

    Startup Screen

    Locate your backup file

    Create your password

    Acknowledge and Sign In

    Signin Screen