Windows 10: How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button.

Discus and support How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button. in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi. I would like to enable password protection for a memory stick and it won't let me do it.I have tried the following methods:Method 1:Ensure that... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NinjaStuart115, Sep 15, 2021 at 10:32 AM.

  1. How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button.


    Hi. I would like to enable password protection for a memory stick and it won't let me do it.I have tried the following methods:Method 1:Ensure that you're logged in as administrator.Press Windows + R, then type regedit and click OK.Within Registry Editor, go to its left pane and navigate to the location:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystemLocate NtfsDisableEncryption item. Once you saw the item, double-click it. Change theValue data from 0 to 1, then click OK then reboot your PC.+Method 2:

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    NinjaStuart115, Sep 15, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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  2. How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button.

    That is the first thing I tried after reading previous posts. AND that does not work. I tried again exactly what you suggested just to make sure, and still the "encrypt contents to secure data" is grayed out.
     
  3. How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button.

    To start with please read the original question I asked. I want to secure folder that contains files.

    • I right click on folder
    • click on Advance at bottom right
    • when advance attributes box opens the "encrypt contents to secure data" button is grayed out"
    I did everything that was told of me by ZAB.

    I have no idea when the issue started. This is the first time I decided to use the feature.

    Yes, latest version of Window 10. My details are in the post above.
     
  4. John Zab Win User

    How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button.

    How to enable grayed out "Encrypt Contents to secure data" button.

    Hi,

    Encrypt Contents to secure data button should be available specially if you're using a Windows 10 PC. To help address your concern on encrypting files, kindly tell us details on the following:

    • Which build of Windows 10 are you using?
    • Are you using a Microsoft account or a local account?
    We look forward to your response.
     
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