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McAFee File Lock Version 9.7 (build 9.7.134) cannot open vaults created from previous version

I had several computers running McAFee Total protection with File Lock.  During the last week or so, when the Total Protection is upgraded to release version 16 R27 with File Lock version 9.7 (build 9.7.134), I can no longer open the vaults with the old password.  I can use the security questions to reset the password, but again the "new vault" cannot be opened by the older version of Total protection unless I reset the password again.  So the situation is that I had a vault file on USB drive, some of my computer can open the vault but not the other, or I need to constantly reset the password to open the vault.  Does anyone have similar problem or this is an intentional change in the File Lock version that backward compatibility is no longer there ?

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