1.    26 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro

    Encrypt/Decrypt Context menu for Creators Update?


    I used to use the following very helpful tweak since Win7 to enable a encrypt/decrypt context menu in the file explorer prior to the creators update:

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
    "EncryptionContextMenu"=dword:00000001
    However since the creators update, this tweak no longer works...

    Does anyone know why or how to get the context menus back again? Thanks
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  2.    26 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Melbourne
    Posts : 225
    Win 10 Pro X64

    Have a look at the tutorial on the Winaero site. Hope it helps

    How to add encrypt and decrypt commands in Windows 10 right click menu - Winaero



    Hmm seems it's the same as what's in your post. I'll try to find another way to achieve it
    Last edited by shimshom; 26 Apr 2017 at 03:33. Reason: Fact checking
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  3.    04 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    So I guess there is no way to get this context menu back in the creator's update? Too bad...
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  4.    20 Aug 2017 #4

    Workaround


    Please pardon the thread necromancy, but when searching for an answer this is one of the first threads to show up. Anyway, I need that feature a lot, so here’s a workaround, but it's not pretty. Create two simple batch files somewhere (my example C:\Windows\Command):

    >>> Encrypt.cmd
    Code:
    @echo off
    title Encrypting "%*"
    cipher /e "%*"
    if not errorlevel 1 goto leave
    echo {bell characters}
    echo Failed to encrypt "%*"
    pause
    :leave

    >>> Decrypt.cmd
    Code:
    @echo off
    title Decrypting "%*"
    cipher /d "%*"
    if not errorlevel 1 goto leave
    echo {bell characters}
    echo Failed to decrypt "%*"
    pause
    :leave

    Then add the following registry entries, using the directory where you put the cmd files:
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell]
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Decrypt]
    @="Decryp&t"
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Decrypt\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\Command\\Decrypt.cmd %1"
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Encrypt]
    @="Encr&ypt"
     
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Encrypt\command]
    @="C:\\Windows\\Command\\Encrypt.cmd %1"
    HKCU should work fine too as far as I know, and I'm sure there are much fancier and more-elegant ways of doing it. The ampersands (&) are to mimic the original right-click menu quick keys. The cmd window popping up for a split second is a bit annoying. Still, it seems to work fine, even with multiple files selected and spaces in filenames, etc.

    With any luck we'll get an actual fix for this someday.
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  5.    20 Oct 2017 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the post. Have been looking for a solution for a long time but somehow I missed that thread.

    There is no information on why the original tweak doesn't work anymore. Generel OS changes or deliberately done by MS?
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