Import Encryption Key

A user can unlock an encrypted device by importing the encryption key from the device or a file containing the encryption key.


The following must be completed before you can successfully import an encryption key:

  • An administrator must assign users access to the media.
  • An administrator must assign device permissions to allow the user to export an encryption key to a file or device.
  • A user must attach the encrypted device to the computer.
  • A user must have the password for the encryption key.
  • A user must export the device encryption key to the encrypted device or a computer file containing the encryption key.

A network administrator can delegate to trusted users the right to access Device Control encrypted media by importing an encryption key from a separately transmitted file.

  1. Navigate to Windows Explorer®.
  2. Right-click the device name.
  3. Select Unlock medium from the right-mouse menu.
    The Import Medium Key dialog opens.
  4. In the Import key from panel, select one of the following options:
  5. Option



    Imports the encryption key from the attached device.


    Imports the encryption key from the file folder that the user specifies.

    1. When you select the folder option, click the ellipses to locate the folder containing the encryption key.
  6. In the Password field, type the password.
  7. Click OK.
    The encrypted device is unlocked and accessible to the user through Windows Explorer®.

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