1.    04 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 44

    Can This Be Used to Encrypt Certain Folders ONLY and Does It Work Well

    Hi, from my understanding, one can use BitLocker ONLY to encrypt entire drives. Not specific folders.
    I noticed this option while right-clicking a folder:

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    I think this would be useful to encrypt only those folders on the drive that may contain sensitive data. Before I enable it, I'd like to know what to expect. Will this be password-protected? Will it remain decrypted until I reboot? Has anyone tried it? Is it a good option?
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  2.    04 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,728
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    Hi, this is not bitlocker - this is the EFS encryption system which has been around from Win 2000.
    Encrypt (EFS) Lock on Icon - Change or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Encrypting File System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Using Encrypting File System
    (old references.. you can search for newer ones...)

    This compares Bitlocker and EFS
    BitLocker Vs. Encrypting File System (EFS) - LockerGnome

    There are some posts where people have experienced difficulties having used EFS- try searching the forum for EFS using the search box above.
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