Privacy

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Can my private documents stay private forever?

Yes, your private documents can stay private. The only way they can become accessible is if you move them to a public folder, where they become available to everyone, or if you share the file with someone else. 

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Can I make public files private?

No.  Public files can never be made private.  Once you have made a file public it will always be public. There is no way for you (or even us) to undo this.  In addition:  once you share a private file with someone they will also have access to that file forever.

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Can I make private files public?

This feature is currently unavailable. In the future, we plan to offer the ability to move or share private files and make them public. At this point, ArDrive only allows the sharing of public drives.  In addition:  once you share a private file with someone they will also have access to that file forever.

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Are my files encrypted?

Yes, all of your files will be encrypted. In technical terms, Ardrive uses AES-256-GCM, which we believe is the best encryption standard currently available. AES-256-GCM is the current standard for top-secret military information. Learn more Additionally, every private file has its own ‘private key’ based on the key from the user’s Arweave wallet combined with …

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