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Kudos0

Identity Safe issues in Windows 8.1

I've just bought a windows 8.1 laptop which came with a free 60-day trial of NIS (version 20.4.0.40). I then imported my logins and ids, and card details, that I had saved on my Windows 7 computer (same version of NIS but with local vault instead of the cloud-based vault that came with the Windows 8.1 machine),

When I go to edit my logins on the Windows 8.1 machine I now find that, instead of them all being in alphabetical order (and not in any folders) so that I could find any particular one very easily, they have now been distributed amongst various folders (Advertising, Art, Business, General, etc), which makes it more difficult for me to find any particular login quickly.

Does anyone know how can I get back to them all being in a single alphabetically ordered list please? (I suppose I could move each one separately into another folder, but that will take some time). Why have Norton done this - do they think they know better than the user which folders (if any) their logins should be in?

Also, does anyone know if it's possible to change the vault from being cloud-based to local? I consider the cloud-based option to be much riskier, security-wise, than the local one as it is vulnerable to someone someday hacking into it and extracting all my login passwords, credit card details, etc (and probably everyone else's!). Yes, I know the data is probably encrypted but I'm sure there are some very clever hackers with nothing better to do who will be trying to break it (and will probably succed one day). By contrast, this risk is extremely small for a locally held vault.

Many thanks.

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Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe issues in Windows 8.1


n2009user27 wrote:

I've just bought a windows 8.1 laptop which came with a free 60-day trial of NIS (version 20.4.0.40). I then imported my logins and ids, and card details, that I had saved on my Windows 7 computer (same version of NIS but with local vault instead of the cloud-based vault that came with the Windows 8.1 machine),

When I go to edit my logins on the Windows 8.1 machine I now find that, instead of them all being in alphabetical order (and not in any folders) so that I could find any particular one very easily, they have now been distributed amongst various folders (Advertising, Art, Business, General, etc), which makes it more difficult for me to find any particular login quickly.

Does anyone know how can I get back to them all being in a single alphabetically ordered list please? (I suppose I could move each one separately into another folder, but that will take some time). Why have Norton done this - do they think they know better than the user which folders (if any) their logins should be in?

Also, does anyone know if it's possible to change the vault from being cloud-based to local? I consider the cloud-based option to be much riskier, security-wise, than the local one as it is vulnerable to someone someday hacking into it and extracting all my login passwords, credit card details, etc (and probably everyone else's!). Yes, I know the data is probably encrypted but I'm sure there are some very clever hackers with nothing better to do who will be trying to break it (and will probably succed one day). By contrast, this risk is extremely small for a locally held vault.

Many thanks.


To disable the automatic categorization of your logins and return them to a simple alphabetized listing, go into:

 

Settings

  Web

    Browsing Options (Configure)

      Un-check "Autocategorize Logins"

        Click "Apply"

 

As for setting up a "Local Vault":

 

Unfortunately, neither v20 nor v21 allow for the creation of a local vault.  The last version to allow the creation was v19.  Both v20 and v21 will however use a previously created local vault if one is detected on your system.

 

Now the bad news - As recently as Windows version 8.0, you could  temporarily remove v20, install v19, create a local vault, remove v19 (optionally leaving behind the local vault) and reinstall v20.  This is no longer an option since Win 8.1 will not permit you to install versions older than v20.

 

Kind regards,

John

 

 

 

Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe issues in Windows 8.1

Thanks for the tip on undoing autocategorisation, John,

Shame about the Vault issue - I wonder why Norton doesn't give us the option of either setting up a local or cloud-based vault?

Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe issues in Windows 8.1

As I have jokingly pointed out in the past - it is still possible to obtain a Local Vault, but you would have to revert to Win 8 prior to being able to revert to V 19.  So I guess it depends on how badly you want something! 

Kudos0

Re: Identity Safe issues in Windows 8.1


n2009user27 wrote:

Thanks for the tip on undoing autocategorisation, John,

Shame about the Vault issue - I wonder why Norton doesn't give us the option of either setting up a local or cloud-based vault?


Hi n2009user27,

 

You are not alone to wonder that...here is an old and long thread asking for the return of the local vault, should you want to add your voice.

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