Encrypting files means to secure your data utilizing different encryption algorithm. This is getting very popular today among the computer users. Encryption is done to secure personal data and important files so that no one can break through into your personal files without your permission and password. The operating system of windows also offers this feature, it has a driver EFS –encryption file system. This driver encrypts the file and make them transparent to attackers who can gain access to your system without your permission.EFS function is to provide symmetric key. There are several ways by which you can protect your important files and folders.

Data protection

Today in this world of great technology it is very important to have security for data.  It is a very big issue. We are living in the techno world where people are advancing day by day. This is both advantageous and disadvantageous as well. There are people out there who are taking wrong advantages of the technology. Therefore it is extremely important to take essential steps to protect data from the scammers. There are many techniques which people are using to protect their data. But the most popular is the encryption of the folders and files which keeps the important data secure and locks the password. Here are the steps explained how to encrypt a folder of file.

Encrypt folder and file

Encrypt folder and file

This is the method by which you can protect your personal data from the unwanted access. EFS are a feature that allows users to store their information on the hard disk in the encrypted format. This is one of the strongest ways to protect your data that windows provide to keep your data fully protected from the hackers and scammers.

If you are encrypting your folders and files for the first time then it is important that you should create backup of your encryption certificate. If your keys and certificate are damaged or lost then you will not be able to use your encrypted files again. So make sure that you create a backup. Here is the way how to encrypt your files and folders.

  • Right –click on the file or folder you want to encrypt after  that click on the properties
  • First click on the general tab and then on the advanced tab
  • Select encrypt contents check box
  • Click OK

It is very easy and simple. Today you will also find several data encrypt software’s. Encrypting is very important it is like a safe where you can keep your valuable documents safe from the thieves known as hackers and scammers. The key file is like the key of the safe and password is like a combination. There are many advantages of encrypting such as once you encrypt your files it is totally impossible for anyone to have your correct password and key. But it is important that you keep your key and password safe. There are common mistakes which people do such as loosing key and password or accidentally deleting the file in the encrypted folder.


  1. Thanks for the tip buddy .
    I thought you might share some software to do this for us.But this is really good !

    Keep the post coming !

  2. Bhavesh nice informative article on encrypting file folders on Windows 7……….. this would be a great help for all the users of Windows 7.

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