Windows 7 - Add the Encrypt/Decrypt feature in the Context menu

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To add the "Encrypt and Decrypt" options in the context menu, follow the below procedure:

Open the registry editor, then click on Start > Run > regedit

Expand the following key:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\

Create a New key.
  • In the right pane, do a right click > New > DWORD (32-Bit) Value.

Rename key as:
  • EncryptionContextMenu
  • Double click on the key to modify its value to 1
  • Validate with the OK button and close the registry editor.

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Published by jak58. Latest update on October 14, 2014 at 02:56 AM by Jeff.
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