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Cannot encrypt a file in Windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    When I try to encrypt a folder in Windows 10, the Encryption box is grayed out.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks1

    Ann Christine

    Friday, March 30, 2018 4:06 AM

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  • Hi,

    When I try to encrypt a folder in Windows 10, the Encryption box is grayed out.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks1

    Ann Christine

    Friday, March 30, 2018 4:06 AM
  • Hi,

    Please check NtfsDisableEncryption registry make sure it has set the value to 0.

    Open Command Prompt window as an administrator. Press the following command in it. And hit Enter key.

    fsutil behavior set disableencryption 0

    This command means to set NtfsDisableEncryption value to 0.

    If the command runs successfully, it will ask you to reboot your system to apply the changes.

    And check the version of your windows 10, Encrypt File System does not available for Windows 10 Home edition.

    If it still doesn't work, I suggest you could also consult in Our windows 10 forum for more suggestion.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f23c6088-9a05-4cf8-be9d-389ebfe0b3bd/how-to-enable-window-10-encrypt-function-urgent?forum=win10itprosecurity

    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Friday, March 30, 2018 6:55 AM
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  • Hi,

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    Best Regards,

    Mary


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    Monday, April 2, 2018 9:09 AM
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    Mary

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    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:18 AM
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