Windows 10: Encryption or not?

Discus and support Encryption or not? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I noticed this evening that BitLocker encryption comes with my Win10 Pro. I sometimes fear that if my home was burgled and my PC was taken that the... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Lugwalker, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Lugwalker Win User

    Encryption or not?


    I noticed this evening that BitLocker encryption comes with my Win10 Pro. I sometimes fear that if my home was burgled and my PC was taken that the burglar would then have access to all my data. Would you recommend using BitLocker encryption and would it slow down my computer in daily use? If I installed BitLocker and sent a file to somebody would they need a key to read the file? If there was an alternative strategy to using BitLocker to thwart burglars accessing my files on the stolen computer, I'd appreciate advice on the matter.

    Many thanks.

    :)
     
    Lugwalker, Dec 8, 2019
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  2. Device Encryption not avaiable

    Hello Fraczek,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    We understand your concern in this regard.

    • Are you referring to BitLocker Drive Encryption?
    • What preventing you from doing this?
    • Did you get any error message or code while doing this?

    Before you come up with the above information, suggest you to refer the article

    Help protect your files using BitLocker Drive Encryption
    and see if it help you.

    Do refer the article
    Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide
    and check if it help you with the required information.

    Keep us posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Dec 8, 2019
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  3. Encryption

    Hello Miriam,

    For us to be able to isolate your concern why your devices page says it is not encrypted when you've turn on encryption, kindly answer these questions:

    • Does this happen before you encrypt the device?
    • Which Windows version currently running on your device?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?

    We will be waiting for update.
     
    Gerald Mal, Dec 8, 2019
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  4. Encryption or not?

    Encrypting a folder

    Hello Bill,

    To encrypt a folder in Windows 10 Home, follow these steps:

    • Right-click the folder you want to encrypt and click Properties.
    • On the General tab, click Advanced.
    • Under Compress or Encrypt attributes, click Encrypt contents to secure data.
    • Click OK then Apply to save the changes.

    We're just here if you need further help.
     
    Devlin Sco, Dec 8, 2019
    #4
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