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Espionage 3 / Re: Critical Error - Failed to...
Last post by cwhalen - February 04, 2017, 11:02:22 AM

Just ran into the same problem. The fix worked for a folder with one file, but when I tried to put in multiple files it did not work. I don't have a memory problem.

I used Espionage 2 and never had a problem with the setup or implementation. It always worked as advertised - great job. Not so with Espionage 3.

From a user experience why should we (as a user) care about or even have to bother to understand a mount point? I have a folder which I wish to secure, so I purchase software to do just that. Isn't that your job to secure it without having the user become engaged in paths (mount points) etc. Just secure the folder. If you need a mount point folder or whatever, just create're already creating other files without asking the me.

Additionally the Espionage 3 does not secure files on external drives (OSX Sierra) without having to go through a convoluted reset of different folders from a special "information" icon within Espionage. Seriously, the software fix to this problem was to create an info box, where the use again has to engage again with special file placements of bundles etc.

Sorry to be ragging on your software but you could do better, you proved that with version 2. This version is a step back. Please do better.

Thanks, Charles

Sorry but I'm really disappointed with this version

Espionage 3 / Moving my Lifetime License to ...
Last post by Maxsl - February 03, 2017, 06:54:35 AM
Thanks for the info. Sounds a bit complicated to install. But since I dont even have the MacBook Pro yet, Ill just use it with my PC with the Stenovations enclosure for now.

Thanks again for all the help. Great forum here.

Espionage 3 / Re: Opening v2 archive from la...
Last post by zsolt - January 30, 2017, 11:59:21 PM
Hello, in espionage 2 the disk images are protected with user defined password, so if you remember the password at the time you protected the folder, you can unlock the disk image simply by doubleclicking it, the only trouble is that it is hidden so you cannot doubleclick it... but here is what to do:

- download the following software 
- launch it, and click on "make files visible" button (in case OS X does not allow to launch ivisible, you have to go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy, click on padlock icon in lower left corner and authenticate, then under General Tab, under "Allow apps downloaded from" select anywhere, wait for confirmation window, and then try to launch iVisible again)
- now revisit the protected folder and you will see a disk image inside, named same as the folder name, but having a dot in front of the name
- dobleclick it, it should ask you for password, enter it, and the image will mount as a volume, like for example an USB stick would mount
- open it and you will access to all your files
- copy them out, unmount the volume and delete the protected folder containing the disk image you just opened

You do not need to purchase Espionage 3 to access the data from Espionage 2, they do not read each others data. Of course, if you would like to protect your data, then Espionage 3 is fully supported and feel free to download it, test it and eventually purchase it.

Let me know if you need further help,

And sorry for delay in answering, your post got lost among the spam in the forum :-(

Espionage 3 / Opening v2 archive from latest...
Last post by qraig - January 27, 2017, 09:03:18 AM
I had version 2 years ago, so long ago I no longer have the version 2 app. So I've just run across an old archive and of course I'd like to open it. I am happy to purchase the new version of Espionage, but I want to make sure it will open the old archive. Searching through this forum, I found one explanation for how to do so (move the archive folder to current Home folder), but that had no effect. Anyone know how to do this? I've attached screen shot of what the situation looks like.

Thanks for any help.
Espionage 3 / Re: Espionage sometimes activa...
Last post by zsolt - January 23, 2017, 10:26:37 AM
For the public: the conclusion was that the problem happens when one locks espionage using Espionage menu, and remains until is not restarted (Espionage). It was put on the bug list and will be addressed in the future updates.
Espionage 3 / Re: Espionage sometimes activa...
Last post by tw70 - January 12, 2017, 02:26:43 AM
Thank you.  I posted here first in case anyone else might have some insight, but given the relatively low traffic on the forum thought it sensible to open a ticket as well.  I've replied to your queries there... hopefully we can figure out the cause.  :)
Espionage 3 / Re: Espionage sometimes activa...
Last post by zsolt - January 12, 2017, 12:03:34 AM
Considering you opened a support ticket too, I will reply you there and then post the conclusion here.

Espionage 3 / Espionage sometimes activating...
Last post by tw70 - January 11, 2017, 02:58:39 AM

It appears something in Espionage is occasionally causing the MacBook (running latest Sierra release) to activate high performance graphics.  As a file utility, I can't really see why this is necessary.  Is anyone else noticing the same?  See attached the Activity Monitor energy tab showing Espionage requiring HPG.

Espionage 3 / Re: Dropbox Video Tutorial?
Last post by zsolt - January 04, 2017, 05:44:01 AM
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.

​So what happens when you unlock the folder is: by using the disk image password from Espionage database, we mount the encrypted disk image through the mountpoint folder. To you it looks like you are reading the folder, but in fact you are reading the data from the disk image through the folder.
​Considering the folder info is known only to the espionage instance which did the encryption, you have to "import" this info into the espionage on the other mac.

​Here is how to set it up using dropbox:

- 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...

here is one user generated guide too:

I hope this helps
Espionage 3 / Dropbox Video Tutorial?
Last post by stairways - January 04, 2017, 05:19:21 AM
Anyone know if there's a video walkthrough to using Espionage to store password protect folders in Dropbox. I like the look of the app but find the documentation very vague/confusing -- what should go where, etc, seems less clear than it might be.

That said, it's crazy the Mac doesn't have anything even remotely as promising as this.

Any advice/direction greatly appreciated.

Newbie, still finding my way around!