Quick Start – Windows


Congratulations! You’ve just installed Viivo for Windows

This quick start guide is designed to explain how Viivo works so you can begin securing the contents of your Dropbox.  There are two folders you need to work with.

1. The “Viivo” Folder – which has been placed in your home folder

This folder is where you will place files you want to secure.  Anything Copied to or Saved in this folder will cause Viivo to generate an encrypted copy of the same file in the Viivo-Encrypted folder we’ve created in your Dropbox. Dropbox then syncs the secured files to all of your computers running Dropbox.


After the secured files have been synchronized, Viivo will automatically decrypt them for use by your productivity applications. To access your Viivo folder you can:

- Click on the Shortcut we’ve placed on your desktop:

- Open it from your Favorites menu:

- Open it by “right clicking” on the Viivo icon in your tool tray:

It’s that simple!  This brings us to our next folder…


2. The “Viivo-Encrypted” Folder inside of Dropbox – where the encrypted copies of your protected files are stored


Viivo-Encrypted contains secure copies of everything in your Viivo folder.  These copies can remain secured for yourself or they can be shared (via Dropbox shared folders) with other Dropbox users.  All of the secured files end in .viivo.

Thanks for reading our Quick Start Guide for Windows.  If you have any questions or problems with Viivo, please checkout the forums 

About Viivo

Viivo gives you the keys to security and control for sharing data in the public cloud. Our Viivo software is built to meet your personal sharing needs and cover your professional security concerns with data in Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and OneDrive. Secure, smart sharing is part of our DNA: Viivo was created by PKWARE, the same people who established the ZIP file standard in 1986. PKWARE continues to innovate with security and performance products used for billions of daily documents by 30,000 global customers in finance, government, retail, law and more.