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StephenRogers

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My macbook is probably dead (2007, running mountain lion)
My files are backed up with time machine (and my macbook's hard drive is probably fine)
So I'll need to access the all the files I encrypted using espionage 2, on a different system (running an os that supports Espionage2).
I barely remember installing espionage 2 (it was a long time ago!) and don't think I have installation files
Is there somewhere I can download and install Espionage2, in order to open those folders?
Then I can (finally) get round to moving to Espionage3

Thanks for your thoughts,
Stephen
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Re: How to access Espionage2 encrypted files on a different system
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 12:57:18 PM »
Hello Stephen, I would not advise to install Espionage 2, simply access the disk images directly:

- download the following software http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/24682/ivisible 
- 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

once you have all your data, put them in folders they will reside later, download espionage 3 from www.espionageapp.com run through the setup and add the folder to Espionage.

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

Rgds
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Re: How to access Espionage2 encrypted files on a different system
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 11:37:46 PM »
Thank you - it might be a week or two before I get to try it

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Re: How to access Espionage2 encrypted files on a different system
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2016, 07:32:30 PM »
Time is all yours :-)

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Re: How to access Espionage2 encrypted files on a different system
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 11:57:12 PM »
Thank you for your help so far.

When I open the encrypted folder after downloading and installing ivisible, I see the standard 3 files "this folder contains encrypted data" "It is controlled by Espionage" "Do not modify it in this state"
I also see 3 (previously invisible) folders:

.foldername.sparsebundle
.DS_Store
.espionageLock

opening .foldername.sparsebundle  asked for a password, which I have input, but I can't find what has happened next, or where it has opened it to - what am I missing?

Cheers, all the best, Stephen

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Re: How to access Espionage2 encrypted files on a different system
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 08:21:42 PM »
Hello Stephen, the disk image mounts, like if you would plug in an USB stick. Sometimes it appears in the Finder window sidebar, like a mounted volume, but sometimes it does not.

You can either click onto Finder's Go menu and select "go to folder" then enter in the popup window /Volumes and click OK, this will open the /Volumes folder in Finder where you should be able to see all mounted volumes, or you can launch Terminal and write

open /Volumes

and hit enter, this will do the same thing.

Let me know if you succeeded.

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Re: How to access Espionage2 encrypted files on a different system
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 10:11:12 PM »
Thank you - success!