How to Encrypt a Folder on Windows7

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Is there any way I can encrypt a folder in Windows 7 without using a middleware software?

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How to Encrypt a Folder on Windows7

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Encrypting folders and files may be a thanks to defend them from unwanted access. Encrypting File System (EFS) may be a feature of Windows that permits you to store info on your laborious disk in an encrypted format. Encryption is that the strongest protection that Windows provides to assist you retain your info secure.

To encrypt a folder or file:
 
1.Right-click the folder or file you would like to encrypt, and then click Properties.
 
2.Click the overall tab, and then click Advanced.
 
3.Choose the Encrypt contents to protect information check box, and then click Ok.
 
Note
 
The first time you encrypt a folder or file, you must make a copy of your encryption certificate. If your certificate and the key are lost or broken and you are doing not have a backup, you will not be ready to use the files that you simply have encrypted.
 
If you want to decrypt a folder or file:
 
1.Right-click the folder or file you would like to decrypt, and then click Properties.
 
2.Click the overall tab, and then click Advanced.
 
3.Clear the Encrypt contents to secure information check box, and then click OK.
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How to Encrypt a Folder on Windows7

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Kristina Reinstra

Hi,

To encrypt a folder from other users in Windows7 without using a middleware is a relatively easy task.

In order to do so, you must have more than 2 accounts on the system, OR you can use the administrator account if you have access to it.

The simple reason is that an ID is required which is exclusively in your own use which cannot be accessed by others. If you do not have such ID, create one, by going to the control panel – user accounts and family safety – add or remove user account

After you have successfully created the new ID, simply right click on the folder you want to encrypt / secure and click on properties – security tab, and click on edit (Fig securitysettings1)

On the new Popup window, one by one click on the users shown, and check marl all the lines on the portion below DENY ( Fig: sec_settings2

 MAKE sure you do not deny access to your NEWLY Created account.

Now click Ok, and then click  Yes, and on the pop up (Fig: sec_settings3) click Yes

Now only the specific newly created account user will have access to this particular folder.

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