Protected File Saves As Unprotected

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Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby AJ_ » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:39 am

Today I saved a password protected file and when I went to reopen the file it had no password protection. How is this possible? If I password protect the file it should stay password protected. Please fix this ASAP as this is a serious security flaw.

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Re: Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby sven-l » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:57 pm

Was it a read or a write password? Which file type have you used to save the file?
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Re: Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby AJ_ » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:19 am

The read protection was used.

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Re: Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby sven-l » Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:30 pm

Not every file type can save a read password. Which file type have you used to save the file?
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Re: Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby AJ_ » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:08 pm

I normally always use .xlsx. On the rare occasion I must put a file on OneDrive, the files must be changed to .pmdx. These are the only two file types I use with PlanMaker.

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Re: Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby sven-l » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:17 pm

I set a read password in PlanMaker via File=>Properties=>Protection. Then I saved it in .pmdx and .xlsx file format. I closed PlanMaker and opened it again with both files. Both files asked for the password.
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Re: Protected File Saves As Unprotected

Postby AJ_ » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:34 am

Yes, like I said this was random, but I just could not understand how it could ever happen. It did happen though. Just like if you email a protected file it sends the file unprotected. It does this every time. It is not random.


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