FastKeys allows you to secure your settings files against unauthorized access.

Setting data protection

To access Data Protection settings, open the main program window and select File > Data Protection from the main menu.

The following protection levels are available:

None - The Data Protection is disabled

Encrypt File - Encrypt settings file to ensure the settings can only be edited in FastKeys.

Encrypt with password - Encrypt and lock settings file with the password. The specified password will need to be entered at each program launch.

The following options are also available:

Remember on this computer - The password will be entered on program launch automatically. This option will not protect the settings on the local computer.

Protect backups - Enable this option to protect backup files.


FastKeys uses a strong AES encryption algorithm. Backup files created before the activation are not protected. Phrase and Wordlist files are also not protected.