Yes, you can, but only while configuring the backup. So, if you have already configured the backup without encryption, you must drop it and configure a new one again to set your own encryption password, by uninstalling Zoolz (Make sure the Keep Zoolz settings (Recommended if you want to reinstall) option is not selected) → Reinstall it and reconfigure your backup.

Here is how to set your own encryption password:

– For users who do not use policy:

  1. Sign into your Zoolz online account.
  2. From the Dashboard click the Download Zoolz button in order to download the latest setup file of Zoolz on your machine.1

    You can skip the two steps above and use the following direct download links to download the setup file of Zoolz:
    For Windows: http://downloads.zoolz.com/zoolz2/ZoolzSetup.exe
    For Mac: http://downloads.zoolz.com/zoolz2/Zoolz.pkg

  3. Run the downloaded setup file and follow the onscreen steps in the installation wizard.
  4. Once Zoolz desktop software is installed, it will ask you to enter your account credentials. Please do.
  5. Select the data that you want to back up, and click Next.
  6. From the Backup Settings window, click the Change option of the Security Options → In the new Set encryption password box, select the Use my own password option → Type your preferred encryption password and confirm it → Click the Save icon.

 

– For users who use policy:

If you are the admin user of the Zoolz Business account, and you are using policies to control the other users backup, and want to allow your users to set their own encryption passwords, then you need to do the following:

  1. Sign in to your Zoolz online account.
  2. Refer to the Policies tab.
  3. Create a new policy or edit the existing one.
  4. Go to the Settings tab.
  5. Under Security Settings, check the box next to the Allow user to set encryption password before initial backup option.
  6. Save the changes.

After that, the users who have this policy assigned to them need to do the following:

  1. Sign into your Zoolz online account.
  2. From the Dashboard click the Download Zoolz button in order to download the latest setup file of Zoolz on your machine.1

    You can skip the two steps above and use the following direct download links to download the setup file of Zoolz:
    For Windows: http://downloads.zoolz.com/zoolz2/ZoolzSetup.exe
    For Mac: http://downloads.zoolz.com/zoolz2/Zoolz.pkg

  3. Run the downloaded setup file and follow the onscreen steps in the installation wizard.
  4. Once Zoolz desktop software is installed, it will ask you to enter your account credentials. Please do.
  5. An Enter Encryption Password pop-up window will be shown. Type your preferred encryption password there and confirm it → Click the Save icon.

  1. Sign into your Zoolz online account.
  2. From the Dashboard click the Download Zoolz button in order to download the latest setup file of Zoolz on your machine.1

    You can skip the two steps above and use the following direct download links to download the setup file of Zoolz:
    For Windows: http://downloads.zoolz.com/zoolz2/ZoolzSetupHome.exe
    For Mac: http://downloads.zoolz.com/zoolz2/Zoolz_Home.pkg

  3. Run the downloaded setup file and follow the onscreen steps in the installation wizard.
  4. Once Zoolz desktop software is installed, it will ask you to enter your account credentials. Please do.
  5. Select the data that you want to back up, and click Next.
  6. From the Backup Settings window, click the Change option of the Security Options → In the new Set encryption password box, select the Use my own password option → Type your preferred encryption password and confirm it → Click the Save icon.

 

Important! Make sure to store your encryption password in a safe place since you will not be able to recover your files if lost.