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Espionage => Espionage 3 => Topic started by: dloren on November 20, 2012, 08:18:15 PM

Title: Dropbox behavior
Post by: dloren on November 20, 2012, 08:18:15 PM
Hellp, I am still not clear how Esp3 interacts with my Dropbox. Presently I store all my files on Dropbox and sync between several (all Mac) machines. If I understand the Dropbox instructions correctly, I have to store the file on one of the machines locally and then encrypt it, saving the encrypted file to Dropbox. Is there any way to safely use Exp3 with Dropbox when the files all reside in Dropbox and not locally? I would only open the file on one of the machines and then close/encrypt it before accessing it from another machine. Thanks for any advice!
Title: Re: Dropbox behavior
Post by: zsolt on November 21, 2012, 06:50:25 AM
Hello D,

A protected folder in Espionage 3 consists from the disk image and the mount point folder. The disk image is the one containing the data, and the mount point folder is the folder in which the disk image will mount when you unlock the folder.

I will try to describe it step by step:
- pick a local folder for protection
- add it to Espionage
- wait until it is done with encryption
- (if you have more then one protected folder) once done, click near the folder name onto small i, and check the disk image name under "Disk image" drop down menu, record it somewhere
- then click on copy password, and paste the disk image password in some text file
- lock the folder and quit espionage
- go to Library/com.taoeffect.espionage3/Data folder, move the disk image into some folder in Dropbox
- launch Espionage, again click on small i near the folder name, you will see that it will complain that the disk image is missing, click on the Disk image drop down menu - "Choose", and select the disk image in your dropbox, this should make him happy. Try to unlock, change, lock, just do not rush to fast, allow Dropbox to sync as you do things... if all OK, lock the folder and we are done with this Mac

- now on the other Mac
- create a local folder which will be used as mount point
- launch Espionage and drag the disk image over it, it will ask you for disk image password and will give you a "choose mount point" menu,
- enter the recorded password, and select the folder you created to be used as mount point
- if all fine the folder will be added to Espionage
- now try to unlock it, update it, lock it.
- again make sure the sync from Dropbox is done

- now move to the first mac, unlock the folder and see if the content has the update you did on second mac...

I hope this helps