Windows 10: Encryption

Discus and support Encryption in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Now that I have Win 10 Pro I can encrypt files and folders. So I tried a test file. To my surprise it remains fully visible and copyable. I am the only... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by tcebob, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. tcebob Win User

    Encryption


    Now that I have Win 10 Pro I can encrypt files and folders. So I tried a test file. To my surprise it remains fully visible and copyable. I am the only user and I suppose the encryption password is my user password, so the encryption is transparent to me.

    Is it possible to select a different password so that anyone (including remote technicians, visitors, thieves) except me cannot view a file?

    :)
     
    tcebob, Jun 29, 2018
    #1
  2. Yashwanth Kotakuri Win User

    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, Jun 29, 2018
    #2
  3. Gerald Mal Win User
    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, Jun 29, 2018
    #3
  4. Devlin Sco Win User

    Encryption

    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, Jun 29, 2018
    #4
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