Encrypt Option for Files is Greyed Out.. Need Help

  1. yahanna's Avatar
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    Encrypt Option for Files is Greyed Out.. Need Help


    I'm interested in encrypting my files. But when I try to, the encryption part is greyed out as shown in the screen shot. How to I fix this? And is this the best way to ensure encryption of files?

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  2. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
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    What Version and Build do you have of Win10? Is it Home or Pro or something else?
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  3. zebal's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2 (Build: 19042.867)
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    Even if you sort this problem out somehow, know that these files will get decrypted as soon as you
    log into machine, and there is nothing you can do about this, at least not in an easy way.

    that means anyone with access to your machine (malware etc...) will easily read your data for which
    you think is now "encrypted".

    If you want to prevent this behavior in Windows, simply use:
    Gpg4win - Secure email and file encryption with GnuPG for Windows

    Here is a screenshot of encryption context menu when right clicking a file:
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