Drives

The following values can be configured independently for each drive, at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\nsoftware\AESDrive\20\Drives\{Drive Name}:

NameTypeDescription
DriveLetterStringContains the drive letter where the drive will be mounted (e.g. "Z:").
DriveNameStringContains the name that will be displayed for the drive.
DriveTypeDWORDDetermines the type of drive that will be mounted:
  • 0 - Network Drive
  • 1 - Local Disk (default)
  • 2 - Removable Disk
EnabledDWORDDetermines whether or not the drive will be mounted when AES Drive is started.
  • 0 - Disabled
  • 1 - Enabled
IndexDWORDThe position of the drive in the list of drives.
OpenRemoteFolderDWORDDetermines whether or not AES Drive will automatically open a folder after mounting the drive.
  • 0 - Disabled
  • 1 - Enabled
OpenSpecifiedFolderStringContains the folder that AES Drive will open if OpenRemoteFolder is enabled.
ReadOnlyDWORDDetermines whether or not AES Drive will mount the drive in read-only mode.
  • 0 - Disabled (default)
  • 1 - Enabled
CaseSensitiveNamesDWORDEnabling this setting will turn on case-sensitive mode in the virtual drive. The drive will advertise to Windows that it supports preserving filename casing. This will allow applications to work with files on the drive in a case-sensitive manner.

Note: Traditionally, Windows uses a case-insensitive filesystem architecture and does not distinguish between files that have similar names with regard to casing. Most Windows applications do not support case-sensitivity so this may cause applications to behave unexpectedly.

  • 0 - Disabled (default)
  • 1 - Enable case-sensitive mode

ObscureFilenameDWORDWhether AES Drive will encode the filename in the storage location. Warning: If this setting is turned off, the files at the storage location will have their filenames preserved.
  • 0 - Disabled (default)
  • 1 - Base64 Encoded Filenames
  • 2 - ChaCha20 Encrypted Filenames

Note: This setting must be specified after the drive has been created but before files and folders have been added to the drive. If this value is changed any previously created files and folders will not be visible.

LocationStringContains the path to the directory where the encrypted files will be stored.
PasswordVerifierStringContains a hex string composed of a PBKDF2 derived key concatenated with a 16-byte random salt. It is used to verify the password is entered correctly when starting the drive.
SaltStringContains a hex string consisting of the 16-byte global salt. This value is used as part of the encryption process for files stored in the drive. For more details please see AESD File Format

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AES Drive 2020 - Version 20.0 [Build 8165]