Safe Share for Windows User's Guide
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Safe Share for Windows 3.3 User's Guide

This documentation is for 3.3.x versions of the Covata Safe Share for Windows application.


Safe Share for Windows is a native Microsoft Windows application that allows you to securely store, access and share any data anywhere.

Using Safe Share for Windows, you can encrypt, upload, store and share files (including entire folders) from your computer, directly through Windows Explorer.

To maximise data security, Safe Share for Windows always encrypts or decrypts files locally on your computer. Once Safe Share for Windows encrypts your files, the secured files are then uploaded to remote storage managed by your configured SIGBOX Services instance.

You can then access these secured files (in remote storage) from any location through Safe Share for Windows or any other Safe Share or SIGBOX application such as Safe Share for OS X, iOS and Android or SIGBOX for Web, which is accessible from any device with a compatible web browser.

Safe Share for Windows also synchronizes secured items between your Windows computer's file system and remote storage, which means any secured items that:

  • You share with other people in Safe Share for Windows will also be reflected in other SIGBOX applications (and vice versa).
  • Other people have shared with you will be available in Safe Share for Windows, as well as any other Safe Share or SIGBOX application such as Safe Share for OS X or SIGBOX for Web.


A user of Safe Share and SIGBOX applications (known as a SIGBOX user) uploads, stores, shares, accesses and manages content (i.e. files and folders) through a self-contained unit called an organization.

An organization is self-contained meaning that the creation, sharing and manipulation of content is handled solely within the scope of an organization itself. (This SIGBOX Services feature is also known as multitenancy, whereby each organization represents an individual 'tenant'.)

A SIGBOX user can:

  • be a member of one or more organizations and
  • share their content with users in other organizations.

This means that any SIGBOX user's ownership of content (or permissions to access this content) as well as the roles they have been granted to access Safe Share features is specific to each organization.