I am trying to encrypt a new 512GB USB flash drive using Total Security. To get started I am saving a small file, with the intention of adding more later. I have set the size of the data vault to 499000 MB. The app progresses to try to create the vault but remains stuck in a state where it says Please wait… Saving to data vault, This may take some time.
I have left it in this state for over 8 hours and it doesn’t complete. Windows Resource Monitor shows that avp.exe is writing file Kaspersky Vault 1,kde to the drive at a rate of about 8 MB/sec. If I try to view the properties of the USB drive through Windows Explorer, Explorer hangs, and I can’t close it. I can only restore it by closing the Total Security Data Encryption window then removing the USB drive. I can then plug the drive in again and if I look at it via Explorer. I can see that the vault has been created, but I assume it is incomplete. I can delete the vault and retry (even on another computer) but the result is the same.
Am I being impatient or does it take an exceptionally long time to create the vault? Or is there a problem?