How to Encrypt Files And Folders Through EFS Encryption in Window 10?

Encryption File System (EFS) is basically used to encrypt your folders and files in Window 10. In case, you want to encrypt some of your important files then you can use EFS Encryption method. But in case, you need technical assistance then you can contact to the team of Microsoft through www.office.com/setup. In this blog, you will read how to encrypt files and folders in Window 10.

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Encrypt Folders and Files:

First, you should Sign in to Windows 10. Then, you have to press the Windows and E key at the same time to open the File Explorer. After this, you have to go to the disk where you want to save the data and also want to encrypt it with EFS. Then you have to go to the folder and then right-click on it. After this, you should select the Properties option. Here, under the General section, you have to select the Advanced tab just below the Attributes field. Now, under the ‘Advanced Attributes,’ you have to select the Encrypt contents just to secure data’ option. Then, you should select the OK button. After this, you have to choose the Apply button and then click on the ‘’Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files’ and then you should verify by selecting the OK button. Here, you have to choose the prompt screen ‘Back up your file encryption key’ which will appear as a notification into the taskbar. Now, it will guide you to ignore permanently losing access to the encrypted files. Then under the ‘Back up your encryption certificate and key’ section, you have to select one of the applicable options. www.office.com/setup

 Now, under the ‘Welcome to the Certificate Export Wizard’ section, you have to choose the Next button. After this, just below the ‘Export File Format’ section, you should choose the ‘Personal information Exchange’ and then click on the Next button. Under the Security, you have to set a password, and then click on the encryption type, and just select the Next button. Just below the ‘Completing the Certificate Export Wizard,’ you should select the Finish button. Here, you will see the verification screen ‘The export was successful.’ You just have to select the OK button. Now, you should open the File Explorer and then go to the data which you have recently encrypted.

Here, you will see that each encrypted file has a yellow lock button which is on the upper right-hand side of the screen.

Enable Other Users to Access the Encrypted Files in Windows 10:

First, you have to share the user certificate which cannot reach to the encrypted data. After this, you have to Sign in to the Windows 10 through the user account. Then, you should go to the certificate and then double- click on it to start the process of certificate installation. Now, under the ‘Welcome to the Certificate Import Wizard,’ you have to select the ‘Current User’ and then click on the Next button. Here, you just have to identify the file which you want to import and then just choose the Next button. Now, you should enter the password and click on the Next button. After this, you should go to the ‘Automatically select the certificate store based on the type of certificate’ option and then click on the Next button. Under the ‘Completing the Certificate Import Wizard’ option, you have to select the Finish button. Here, you will observe the verification screen ‘The import was successful.’ You just have to open the File Explorer and then just go to the location where the encrypted files are. After this, you have to launch the encrypted files.

The above procedure helps to encrypt Files and Folder in Window 10. If in case, you need assistance just call the expert of Microsoft team through office.com/setup.


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