Turning On or Off Encryption and/or Compression


  • WAFS/CDP (all versions)


In order to be compatible with some network devices, it may be necessary to disable Encryption and/or Compression with WAFS. Compression and Encryption are on by default, so creating nocompress and noencrypt keys and setting them to 1 disables this default behavior. This article describes how to turn off compression and/or encryption in the WAFS/CDP application.

This is an advanced topic. If you are not comfortable with making these settings, do not attempt this. Contact GlobalSCAPE Support for assistance. You should always back up (export a copy of) the Registry before making changes to it.

Manually Adding the Keys

To disable or enable compression and/or encryption on an Agent computer

  1. Stop the Agent service.

  2. Open the Registry Editor (Start > Run > regedit)

  3. Expand the applicable node:

    • 32-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Availl\AvaillClient\Settings

    • 64-bit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Availl\AvaillClient\Settings

  4. Right-click the Settings node, then click New > DWORD value.

    To turn compression on or off:

    1. Name the DWORD noCompress.

    2. Double-click noCompress, and edit the Value data.

      • To disable compression, set noCompress = 1.

      • To enable compression, set noCompress = 0.

    3. Click OK to save the changes.

    To turn encryption on or off:

    1. Right-click the Settings node, then click New > DWORD value.

    2. Name the DWORD noEncrypt.

    3. Double-click noEncrypt, and edit the Value data.

      • To disable encryption, set noEncrypt = 1.

      • To enable encryption, set noEncrypt = 0.

    4. Click OK to save the changes.

  5. Close the Registry.

  6. Restart the Agent.

Creating a .reg File

Instead of creating the keys manually, you can enable compression and/or encryption by adding one or both DWORD values to a .reg file and then executing the file.

To create the .reg file

  1. Copy the text below (depending on whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit) into a text editor, such as Notepad or EditPlus:

  2. 32-bit:










  3. Save the file as .reg.

  4. Double-click the .reg file. The keys are written to the Registry.