Setting, changing and removing passwords
Setting a password
Click Main menu ⁄ File ⁄ Set password to open the Set database password window.
You will be asked to enter a password. The password can be from 6 to 30 characters long, is case-sensitive and can include letters, numbers, punctuation and spaces. Examples:
When you have successfully entered the same password twice, the message "Database password has been set" will appear.
When the current file is password protected:
- The Status bar displays the word "Protected".
- On opening the Main menu ⁄ File submenu, the item Set password has been replaced by Change password.
Opening a password encrypted file
When you attempt to Open or Reopen a password encrypted file you will be asked to enter a password first. If you have entered the wrong password, the message "Invalid password" will appear. If your password is rejected, make sure you haven't left your Caps Lock on, as password entry is case-specific!
Note: If you attempt to open a password-protected file using versions of TreePad or TreePad which do not support file encryption, the message "Cannot open password protected files" will be displayed.
Changing a password
Once you have set a password, the menu item Main menu ⁄ File ⁄ Set password will change to Change password. Clicking this will display the Change database password window.You will need to enter the current password before you can change it.
If you accidentally re-enter the same password as the old, you will see the message "Error: old password and new password are the same". After this the password screen does not close. If you do not want to change the password at this stage, press Cancel.
Removing a password
Click Main menu ⁄ File ⁄ Change password to open the Change database password window, enter the current password, then click Unprotect. After confirming that you wish to remove password protection, you will be returned to the main program window and the file is now unprotected.