How To: Encrypt files with Windows XP's built-in encryption

Encrypt files with Windows XP's built-in encryption

If you have files on your PC that you don't want other window's accounts to be able to access, you can encrypt them. Right click the file that you want to encrypt and select properties from the drop down menu. Once the properties page comes up, choose advanced. Now choose Encrypt contents to secure data and click ok. Now you click on apply. Select encrypt the file only and click ok. Hackers and administrators will not get an access denied message when they try to open the file. To make things simpler you can encrypt a whole folder and everything in that folder will be inaccessible to others. You follow the exact same procedure a you did for the single file, you just start by right clicking the folder instead and then following the previous steps. You will know when a file is encrypted because the text will change color.

Encrypt files with Windows XP's built-in encryption

Encrypt files with Windows XP's built-in encryption Click through to watch this video on youtube.com

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest