How to Encrypt files in Windows 7 Operating systems

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 Here is how you can encrypt files in Windows 7 Operating systems….

Windows Encrypting File System allows Windows 7 System users to encrypt files and folders in an NTFS formatted disk drive. When we talk of encryption, we are talking of a way that you make a file unreadable to someone that is not the intended reader.

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  • In order to encrypt, right click on the file to be encrypted, select “Properties” on the “General” Tab, and click the “Advanced” Once you do that, the Attributes dialog box will appear.


  • There are two options under Compress or Decrypt attributes, compress contents to save disk space and encrypt content to secure data.


  • Select “Encrypt content to secure data”. Click OK to close the Compress or Encrypt attributes dialog box. Click “Apply”.

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