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FAQ: How to get started with Windows 8 Store eWallet
Views: 4723 Created: 07-31-2013 16:19 Last Updated: 07-31-2013 16:32

You can use the Windows 8 App Store version of eWallet to organize and encrypt your personal data within a wallet file.  When you first install it, the Windows 8 App version of eWallet should prompt you to either create a wallet file or open an existing one.

You can always create more, separate wallet files from scratch.

To create a new wallet on the Windows 8 App version of eWallet: 

  1. Open eWallet.
  2. At any wallet log-in screen, right-click to bring up the App Bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click "New Wallet".
  4. Enter a name, password and password hint for your new wallet file.
  5. Click "Add" to finish creating your new wallet file.

Information cards can only be created WITHIN a category.  So to start,  create a few basic categories to sort your cards into.

To create a category: 

  1. Open your wallet file.
  2. Right-click any empty space to bring up the App Bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the "New Category" button.
  4. Set a name for your new category and set the other options as you would prefer.
  5. Click "Add" to save your changes and finish creating your category.

After you've created categories to sort your data into, you can create your own information cards (you can do this from within a specific category as well).

To create a card: 

  1. Open your wallet file.
  2. Right-click on any empty space to bring up the App Bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click the "New Card" button.
  4. Select a basic card type as your template, set a name for your new card and choose the category that you'd like to create this new card in.
  5. Click "Add" to finish creating the card and enter the Edit Card mode.
  6. Here, enter in all the appropriate information for your card.
  7. Click the Back Arrow at the top of the screen to save your changes and finish editing your card.

If your information changes and you need to edit a card, you can do that too.

To edit a card: 

  1. Open your wallet file.
  2. Navigate to and left-click on the card you'd like to edit to view it.
  3. Right-click on any empty space to bring up the App Bar at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Click the Edit Pencil to go into Edit Card mode.
  5. Edit the appropriate information.
  6. Click the Back Arrow at the top of the screen to save your changes and finish editing your card.

To edit a category: 

  1. Click on the category's Text header to navigate inside the category.
  2. Right-click on any empty space to bring up the App Bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click "Edit Category".

Finally, to delete cards that are no longer necessary: 

  1. At the category level (not card view level), Right-Click to select the card you'd like to delete and press the Delete key on your keyboard.
  2. Confirm that you would like to delete the item.

And to delete categories that are no longer necessary: 

  1. Click on the category's Text header to navigate inside the category.
  2. Right-click on any empty space to bring up the App Bar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Click "Delete Category" and confirm that you would like to delete the entire category.  This will delete all cards within the category!

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  • Platform: Windows 8 (Store App)