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How to Add Encrypt and Decrypt Options to File Explorer Context Menu

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How to Add Encrypt and Decrypt Options to File Explorer Context Menu

How to Add Encrypt and Decrypt Options to File Explorer Context Menu

If you use Microsoft’s Encrypted File System (EFS) to encrypt files on your PC, you can add Encrypt and Decrypt options to the context menu when you right-click a file in File Explorer.

1. Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R to open a Run box. Type in regedit and click OK button.



2. Navigate to following registry key:

Code:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced


3. Create a new DWORD value called "EncryptionContextMenu" that has "1" as its data.



4. Reboot your computer.
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