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  1. Mat98 Win User

    Cannot encrypt contents to secure data grayed out


    Hi
    Was wondering if I could get some help with the Cannot encrypt contents to secure data which is grayed out. In a folder with my data. I'm running Windows 10 thank you.

    :)
     
    Mat98, Nov 28, 2017
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  2. EricJin Win User

    Can't encrypt or password protect folders?

    The encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out so I can't encrypt
     
    EricJin, Nov 28, 2017
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  3. abe4 Win User
    encryption file system in windows 10 pro

    This is regarding "Encrypting Files or Folders".

    When we select the file or folder we want to encrypt.

    When we Right-click the file or folder and select Properties.

    On the General tab, and when we click the Advanced button.

    The "Encrypt contents to secure data" option is not selectable and grayed out.

    Why the Encrypt contents to secure data Box is not selectable and grayed out?
     
  4. Cannot encrypt contents to secure data grayed out

    Caledon Ken, Nov 28, 2017
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  5. Mat98 Win User
    Sorry about that, home. and thanks .
     
    Mat98, Nov 29, 2017
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  6. Try veracrypt.

    Should do everything you need and is free.
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 29, 2017
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  7. Mat98 Win User
    Will that encrypt folders and appreciate your help, thanks.
     
    Mat98, Nov 29, 2017
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  8. Cannot encrypt contents to secure data grayed out

    It should. I use truecrypt which is the early roots of veracrypt. (I should upgrade, I'll make that a winter task.)

    The way I use truecrypt is I made a "encrypted container". You decide how big but big enough to hold your stuff. You then open your container, I use a serious password. Once open it becomes a Windows drive. Your apps can open files and you can save files. When you are finished you closed the container.

    I'm thinking veracrypt will operate very much the same.

    You might also try some of the compression tools. I think 7Zip allows you to encrypt an archive.

    Ken
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 29, 2017
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  9. Mat98 Win User
    Your talking way over my novice head buddy but thank you for your help, the reason I wanted to encrypt a folder was for my transcripts, I'm a bit paranoid about someone stealing my work. thanks Ken.
     
    Mat98, Nov 29, 2017
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  10. Strahan Win User
    Yep, operations are identical. After the brouhaha with TrueCrypt I switched to VeraCrypt and didn't notice any UI changes. Great software.
     
    Strahan, Nov 29, 2017
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  11. Sorry Matt. You should find it rather straight forward if you try.

    It use to have a very good step by step tutorial to accompany. When I first looked at it years ago I thought exactly like you, this is going to be complicated. I do understand if you decide not to use, only so much time in the day.

    Good luck.
     
    Caledon Ken, Nov 29, 2017
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  12. Mat98 Win User
    Thanks so much to everyone.
     
    Mat98, Apr 5, 2018
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