Encrypt file on my laptop

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mykael - Nov 26, 2023 at 12:55 PM
HelpiOS Posts 14189 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen February 22, 2024 - Nov 26, 2023 at 02:56 PM

i need to encrypt some files on my laptop how do i go about it?

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HelpiOS Posts 14189 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen February 22, 2024 1,879
Nov 26, 2023 at 02:56 PM

Hi,

You can use the built-in encryption feature in Windows (excluding Home edition). Create a new folder and move all the files you'd like to encrypt into that folder.

Right-click that folder and go to Properties. Next, in the General tab, click Advanced and select Encrypt contents to secure data > Ok > Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files.

To avoid losing access to the encrypted folder, create a backup of your encryption certificate and key as recommended. Click the notification and follow the instructions.

If you're using Windows Home Edition, the encryption feature isn't available. Instead, give a try to AxCrypt or 7-Zip to be able to encrypt your files and folders.


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