File encryption in XP

  Frank P 10:55 01 Aug 2003

I'm using XP Home Edition on a NTFS volume and I want to use encryption but it's greyed out in the file properties dialog. How do I enable file encryption please.

  Jester2K II 10:56 01 Aug 2003

Only avalible in the Pro editon. Need to use a third party tool like

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  Jester2K II 11:08 01 Aug 2003

From click here

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Do you need to protect sensitive data in files and folders that are stored on your computer?
The Encrypting File System (EFS), found in Windows XP Professional but not Windows XP Home Edition, allows you to encrypt your files and folders for added security of sensitive data against theft or hackers. Restricted File Access, also found only in Professional, allows you to restrict access to selected files, applications, and other resources.

  Frank P 11:43 01 Aug 2003

Cheers mate.

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