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Espionage 3 / Re: Can't delete files
Last post by zsolt - February 09, 2024, 12:06:36 AM
Hello Stevens, dragging a file from the protected folder creates a copy, because MacOS always does a copy when you drag a file from one volume to another (for example if you drag a file from your internal disk to a usb stick or external hard drive). The unlocked folder is in fact a mounted disk image volume which is shown "through" the unlocked folder, but nevertheless, it is another volume.
To change the default behaviour you do exactly what you did.
But the reason I asked is different. If you can "save" your files from the protected folder by copying them into a regular folder, then the simplest way to fix your problem is to copy all the data out of the protected folder, delete the folder from espionage and simply add it anew.
It is a bit of a quick and dirty solution, but it should work. I assume you will not have the same problem with the newly added folder, because it will create the disk image new, reset the permissions and that should make it work.
On the other hand, if you want me to troubleshoot the problem in detail, then we would need a zoom session and I can then take a look into it and try to figure out what went wrong.

If you are fine with the quick fix, then:
- create a new emtpy folder on your internal disk
- unlock the folder in espionage
- drag all the files into the new folder
- ctrl click onto folder in espionage folder list, and select force remove from database
- this will dump the disk image containing the data onto your desktop together with the password file for the disk image
- now drag the new folder to espionage and let it encrypt
- once done, check if all works fine
- if yes, you can trash the disk image and the password file

let me know how it went
Espionage 3 / Re: Can't delete files
Last post by stevens - February 08, 2024, 12:30:19 PM
I can drag a file from a protected folder into a regular folder. But it leaves a copy behind, which still cannot be moved to the trash.

However I did discover a workaround: if I command-drag the file into a regular folder it moves it without leaving a copy behind. Then I can move the file from the regular folder to the trash.

I can use this workaround but would of course prefer to have things work "properly." So if there is a simple way to adjust something that would let me move a file from a protected (but unlocked) folder directly into the trash, that would be great. Otherwise I can live with what I've got now.

Thanks very much for your quick response to my original post!
Espionage 3 / Re: Can't delete files
Last post by zsolt - February 08, 2024, 06:48:38 AM
Hello Stevens, in it's essence, Espionage is just administering MacOS disk images. It creates them, encrypts them, assign name and password and manipulate the mountpoint for them, but at it's core, the data is kept in MacOS encrypted disk image. So the error you are describing is an error the disk image is returning and _should_ nothing to do with Espionage. I know this does not make your life any better, but just to be clear on this.
It is probably some kind of a permission issue. Does the same happen when you try to copy a file out of the protected folder, say, you drag a file from the protected folder into a regular folder, for example into your  Documents folder?

Espionage 3 / Can't delete files
Last post by stevens - February 07, 2024, 02:07:32 PM
I'm using Espionage 3.7.1 on a Mac running OS 11.7.1.
I get an error message when I try to delete a file I no longer want in a protected folder. This happens when the folder is unlocked.
Here is the message: The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code -8062).
This happens when I try to delete using a right click or by dragging to the trash icon.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Espionage 3 / Re: Sonoma Compatibility
Last post by DBN - February 01, 2024, 05:14:44 PM
Thanks, zsolt. I suspected that was the solution. Glad to know it will mount once moved externally.
Espionage 3 / Re: Sonoma Compatibility
Last post by zsolt - February 01, 2024, 01:23:16 PM
Hello, the problem is that you cannot encrypt a folder on an external volume. What you can do is move the folder to the boot drive, encrypt it and then move the resulting disk image onto the external volume. The mountpoint folder can stay on the internal drive or you can move that one too to the external.
It is only the encryption process which does not work. Once encrypted, the folder will work normally even if it is on the external volume.
If you need assistance with that, please let me know.
Espionage 3 / Re: Sonoma Compatibility
Last post by DBN - February 01, 2024, 08:14:52 AM
Thanks greg!
Espionage 3 / Re: Sonoma Compatibility
Last post by greg - January 28, 2024, 06:17:31 PM
Espionage works fine on Sonoma and M-series processors. I think there might be some issue with encrypting folders on external drives that @zsolt can describe in greater detail.
Espionage 3 / Sonoma Compatibility
Last post by DBN - January 28, 2024, 12:39:15 PM
I see that Espionage 3.7.3 is compatible with Apple Silicon M1 and Big Sur, but nothing about later versions. Is it compatible with Apple Silicon M2 and Sonoma?
Espionage 3 / Re: Serious restore folder pro...
Last post by zsolt - January 22, 2024, 10:31:46 AM
Excellent, thanks for the feedback.
Now, we had these before, failed restores, but we could not nail the reason for it, it is probably a permission issue but we are not sure. What we have on the to do list, though, is to stop moving the disk image into trash, and removing the folder from Espionage even if the restore fails. We will first complete the restore and if we have it confirmed as sucesfull, then we will do the cleanup.
It will be implemented in one of the future versions, till then, you will have to bear with me :-)
Thanks for your patience and sorry for the inconvenience.