Windows 10: File encryption doesn't seem to be working

Discus and support File encryption doesn't seem to be working in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have Windows 10 Pro. I am trying to encrypt a file. I select the file, go to Properties, go to Advanced. Encrypt contents to secure data is... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by MarkSurles, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. File encryption doesn't seem to be working


    I have Windows 10 Pro. I am trying to encrypt a file.

    I select the file, go to Properties, go to Advanced.

    Encrypt contents to secure data is available, and I check that box.

    I hit OK, then Apply. I'm prompted to encrypt the parent folder, and I select Yes.


    Then nothing happens! I'm not prompted for a password. When I go back to the Advanced menu I see Encrypt contents to secure data is checked.

    I can still open the file without using a password.


    Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    MarkSurles, Jul 19, 2019
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  2. BetoLP Win User

    Windows doesn`t start. Authomatic repair doesn`t work.


    Thanks again!!

    I`m sorry I had not noticed that the text on the picture was in spanish. It says that windows has replaced some damaged clusters in "name" file and "directory". Then, at the end "an unspecified error occurred (75736e6a726e6c2e 4f6)".

    I`ll do it and I`ll be updating this thread when I have the report.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I ran SeaTools. These are the results:

    File encryption doesn't seem to be working [​IMG]


    Does it mean my HDD is useless?
     
    BetoLP, Jul 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Windows XP file encryption

    LOL thanks, I think its standard windows XP file encryption
     
    troyrae360, Jul 19, 2019
    #3
  4. File encryption doesn't seem to be working

    encrypted files

    Hi Iman,

    Error message 0x80071771 means that you need to restore the file encryption key in order for you to decrypt the encrypted files. On the other hand, you can still try these steps and see if it will work:

    • Right-click the file or folder that you want to decrypt.
    • Click File ownership and click Personal.

    Feel free to contact us if you need assistance with Windows.
     
    Dennis Mop, Jul 19, 2019
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