Knox is ready to secure your files on Lion

We are delighted to announce that you can resume protecting your files in secured vaults on Lion! We’ve updated Knox, our utility for creating and managing encrypted file vaults, to support Apple’s latest OS. We also fixed a Time Machine-related memory leak and made a few other tweaks for good measure.

Now, you may have to sit down for this, but Knox 2.1.5 is a free update for existing owners! Just open Knox and go to Knox > Check for Updates to get back to securing your files. If you’re new to Knox, a free trial is available for Macs running at least OS X 10.5 Leopard.

9 replies
    • brenty
      brenty says:

      Thanks for the update, Ken! I am glad it is working for you. Hopefully others aren’t also having trouble.

  1. mike
    mike says:

    I just updated for the MAC and it is barely working. Using the key on an one page will not work at all. Using the key for a page that isn’t open is haphazard and won’t fill in both the password and user name–which the prior version did. I’m afraid something is wrong. How do I go back two versions??

    • David
      David says:

      Hi Mike, sorry to hear you’re having trouble. We’ve been releasing updates pretty rapidly so let’s try to get you on the latest versions and then restart the 1Password agent, as that will probably fix your troubles. Please see the instructions in this document for how to update 1Password, the 1Password browser extension, and restart the Agent and Safari just to make sure you have a clean slate:

      Feel free to let me know if that worked. You can also check our forums as we’ve been helping folks with issues just like this one:


  2. Kim
    Kim says:

    This is more a question that I can’t find an answer to on your site. I’ve downloaded a trial of Knox. I’ve been using TrueCrypt and I’m testing out your product. It’s installed on Lion. I just created a vault of a 2TB drive and it quickly formated the drive and mounted the vault but it’s only 668 MB. So are these “expanding” vaults? As I dump more files into the vault can I assume that it will encrypt all the files on the volume and expand to 2TB??

    I didn’t see a way to specify the vault size as I was creating it.

  3. Kim
    Kim says:

    I answered my previos question by just dropping files onto the encrypted volume and could see it expands. Now my problem is the fact that after having crashed finder and rebooting it recognizes it as an encrypted volume and forces input of the password, but the password panel just spins and never unlocks the volume. Likewise finder doesn’t not show the volume as mounted. It not important info because I was just testing the application but I’m afraid to say that I’m having problems with it and it doesn’t appear to be able to remount the volume. It just spins and spins…

    Not giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling about trusting my guarded information…

    So to get it to work (this is an external 2TB drive attached to an eSATA bus) I had to force eject the drive manually and reinsert it which brought up the password dialog and that time when I entered the password it brought up the drive and mounted it. So what was the problem? I’m a bit intimidated at using this until I know that I can’t loose the information on the drives I’m encrypting…

    Any words of advice?

  4. Kim
    Kim says:

    Wow…started to copy a bunch of large files to the encrypted volume and just as it was starting it blew up. First the copy command came back with a dialog stating that the operation can’t be completed because the disk is full. Knox gave me a dialog stating “knox encountered an unkown error while trying to close the vault. The error message was “hdiutil: couldn’t efect “(null)” – error 0xf8da003 “disk7” unmounted. I removed the drive form the eSATA bus and plugged it back in. I was prompted for the password and now it’s telling me there’s an authentication error and I can’t bring the drive back online.


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