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How to encrypt .txt file

Q: How to encrypt .txt file

I wanted to encrypt a single text file.
So I right clicked Details > Advanced
checked the bottom encrypt option- Compress option left blank
"Details" button greyed out!

Not that I need it, but Details button also greyed out when selecting Compress instead.

Anyone got an idea how to handle this?
Don't really want to buy a big encryption program...

Windows 7 Ultimate, Dutch

Thanks
Barend

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A: How to encrypt .txt file

Why do you need Details? Just select the encrypt check box and hit ok.
After the file is encrypted then you can open Details.

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Does anyone know if its possible to encrypt a .bat file so when you edit the file it won't be readable ?

A:Encrypt a .bat file ?

Hello Jon,

Yes, you can use the Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 7 to encrypt a .bat file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

Does anybody know any way that I can encrypt a file which is still accessible by another program....I.E - a configuration file for a program....

Basically there is a configuration file for this program which tells the program the amount of users that are allowed to log in.

If anyone knows/locates where this file is stored they can edit the amount of licences. Therefore I need a way that encrypts the file, doesn't allow it to be edited but it could be viewable.

Hope thats clear.

Cheers.
 

A:Software to encrypt a file

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Is there a way to encrypt a file or folder on Win 7 Pro 64bit ? I would like to keep all my passwords and/or account logins for all my on line activity somewhere on the PC so I don't have to setup a new password/login every time I can't remember what password goes with what on-line account ?

Running a personal home network with 2 Win 7 machines and 3 XP Pro (SP3) machines with a firewall and AV protection.

Thanks...TRinAZ

A:How to encrypt a file or folder on Win 7 Pro ?

Windows 7 Pro only has EFS - Encrypting File System Manager Shortcut - Create

Some free 3rd Party Encryption software - One I would recommend is True Crypt

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

Josh

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If I am required to encrypt a folder of documents for work and I have Vista Home edition is there anything I can do? From what I just read, it appears that the encryption key is not available for Vista Home edition... Therefore do you have another suggestion or am I just reading that wrong and there is still a way to encript a folder?

Please Help!!

A:Please help me encrypt a file folder

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Hi, I'm wondering,
is there a way I can encrypt a folder with a batch file,
then decrypt it using a password only I know?
or is there another command line tool that would allow me to do this?
 

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Hello,
I have a zip file inside in a navigation program.
The .zip file contanins some files in UTF-8 format and some in Ansi format.
When the navi run, it goes and read the .zip file and use it while the navi run.

The problem:
I want to hide (or to encrypt) some files inside the .zip file (not to be readable from anyone, but to be readble from the navi program).

If I lock the .zip file with a password, then the program don't run (it gives intialization error).

If I encrypt the file I want not to be readable then the program run but the files inside the .zip file can not be readable from the program.

Do you know how can I encrypt (in order not to be readable by anyone ) those file inside the .zip file but on the other hand to be readable (from the running program) .

Thanks in advace.

A:How to encrypt .zip file that will be readable from the program

You cannot. You have to decrypt the data for the program to read it.
If no one can read it, nothing can read it. A program is somebody (logically).

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Hi i am trying to create a batch file to do the following
ask for user input
encrypt user input then add it to example.txt

then later in the batch file
look at the txt file
grab the input from the txt file
decrypt it
show on screen as echo undecrypted

thnx

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Within the last two months I built a new computer ever since that I am having problems with my photo files. I shoot almost totally using NEF format. Nikon RAW format uses .nef as its extension. But since the new computer all my photo files have the extension. "Nero Encrypted File"

I have a network to my laptop etc and this does not have ?Nero? installed and it views my main computer photo files correctly (i.e. all showing with the nef extension.

When installed the software on my new computer I think that Nero was installed first, followed by CS3, Perhaps if I had done this the other way round this would not have happened! I don?t know.

I have tried my computer > tools> folder options> file types and all the settings seem correct. I did try changing the NEF file and then putting it back to the original setting. But nothing has changed. I understand some people have had problems when a programme called Nero Photo snap is installed, but I don?t have that.

I am running Nero 7 Essentials it seems to have taken complete control of all these photo files for some reason. It?s most annoying. Any advise/help will be appreciated.

A:NEF File Association - help! Nero Encrypt

Try the suggestions listed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/166320

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Hay guys I have read the help files on encrypting but it does not clearly tell me how to do it and how I get into it after I have done it.

Can yall please simplify for me so I can do it right.

I want to make it only so I have excess to it.

God Bless all

A:Vista How do you encrypt a folder/file

right click the folder or file, select properties, select encrypt, click ok.

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Afternoon,

We have files that we convert to PDF, but we are looking for a software that can convert it to PDF and encrypt it in one step. I've seen PDFTK, but that would require us to convert, and then encrypt in a separate step. I know it's petty, but it's what the boss wants. Let me know if anybody has something that looks like it can accomplish this, thank you.

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Just wondering which file extensions does ransomware encrypt? Obviously, it does JPG, DOC, DOCX and other obvious user-created data files and it does not encrypt EXE, DLL and other program files; but, is there a list somewhere?
 

A:Solved: What file extensions does ransomware encrypt?

There is a lot of info here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information
CryptoLocker
CryptoLocker will then begin to scan all physical or mapped network drives on your computer for files with the following extensions: *.odt, *.ods, *.odp, *.odm, *.odc, *.odb, *.doc, *.docx, *.docm, *.wps, *.xls, *.xlsx, *.xlsm, *.xlsb, *.xlk, *.ppt, *.pptx, *.pptm, *.mdb, *.accdb, *.pst, *.dwg, *.dxf, *.dxg, *.wpd, *.rtf, *.wb2, *.mdf, *.dbf, *.psd, *.pdd, *.pdf, *.eps, *.ai, *.indd, *.cdr, *.jpg, *.jpe, *.jpg, *.dng, *.3fr, *.arw, *.srf, *.sr2, *.bay, *.crw, *.cr2, *.dcr, *.kdc, *.erf, *.mef, *.mrw, *.nef, *.nrw, *.orf, *.raf, *.raw, *.rwl, *.rw2, *.r3d, *.ptx, *.pef, *.srw, *.x3f, *.der, *.cer, *.crt, *.pem, *.pfx, *.p12, *.p7b, *.p7c. When it finds files that match one of these types, it will encrypt the file using the public encryption key and add the full path to the file and the filename as a value under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\CryptoLocker_0388\Files Registry key.Click to expand...


CryptoLocker 2.0: New version or Copycat?
The infection encrypts files with the following extensions;

3fr, accdb, txt, ai, arw, bay, cdr, cer, cr2, eps, erf, indd, mp3, mp4, jpe, jpg, kdc, mdb, mdf, mef, mrw, nef, crt, crw, dbf, dcr, der, dng, doc, docm, docx, dwg, dxf, dxg, rwl, srf, srw, wb2, wpd, wps, xlk, nrw, odb, odm, odp, ods, odt, orf, p12, p7b, p7c, pdd, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, pef, pem, pfx, ppt, pptm, pptx, psd, pst, ptx, r3d, raf, raw, rtfClick ... Read more

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Hello,

1) What are encrypted files and how do we know which files are encrypted and which are not.
2) i know its against the TSF rules to discuss anything related to password recovery or anything like that but just curious to know when anybody forget the password and if they are able to remove or change the password , would it affect encrypted files in anyway ??

3) Is their any way we can make any file encrypted or if we need to how we can remove encryption of any file.

Thanks

A:what are encrypted files ?? do we have any way to encrypt or decrypt and file ??

An encrypted file or folder is a file or folder that only someone with the appropriate permissions can view.

If you are the administrator of a computer with folders or files on it that you have created then you can encrypt them and only someone with the appropriate permissions i.e you and anyone else you give permission to can see and view the contents of that folder or file.

You can only do things with the file if you created it or are the administrator or have the appropriate permissions.

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Yesterday I started a topic asking for'How to recover/decrypt my encrypted files, or recover my private key?. Same computer, same user, but lost everything after I deleted the account and recreated it' http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587989/how-to-recoverdecrypt-my-encrypted-files-or-recover-my-private-key-same-comp/
 
I couldn't have significant help, except few hints from 1 person, thanks him.
 
Despite, I managed to use the software 'Elcomsoft Advanced EFS Data Recovery, Professional edition'.
After spending time, adding certificates, pass, anything, and by having the software scanning for keys, it found many, and it showed me that now files are "Encryptable", good god.
I selected few files, and pressed decrypt.
And I was hit by this screen, saying that decryption failed for this stated reason! 
 
I wish this time someone has any sort of support or has any information of that sort of error, or have any other person or place or forum that he/she could refer me to.
Or even could help me with the first post that I didn't receive help for, in that link
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/587989/how-to-recoverdecrypt-my-encrypted-files-or-recover-my-private-key-same-comp/
 
Regards

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All of a sudden today I started getting a pop up from the systray asking me to back up my encryption key, but I don't use disk encryption and didn't ask to encrypt any files.  How can I tell why this is happening?
Also, it did seem to start happening after I copied data from a hard drive from another computer to my desktop to copy to another drive, but that data has since been deleted from my desktop, so shouldn't exist anymore on my machine.  Not sure if that's
a coincidence or not, but thought I should mention it.  When copying the data to my computer, I didn't get any prompts about encrypted files.

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?
 

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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Hello, I am a new user here, I have a two HDDs.
I want to know the procedure for encrypting my hdd. Here are also few things that I also want to know:
1. If i do encryption on my hdd, can a virus/malware/Trojan affect that HDD or not.
2. Also if i do encryption can I download things from internet on that hdd.
3. If I install windows 7 on encrypted HDD and install other programs or games on other HDD, then it will work or not. I think this will ensure security for windows 7 and less chance of being affected.

Please let me know these will work or not. If there is any other method please tell me.


THANKS IN ADVANCE.

A:How do I encrypt my HDD? And also need more help.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by icehead


Hello, I am a new user here, I have a two HDDs.
I want to know the procedure for encrypting my hdd. Here are also few things that I also want to know:
1. If i do encryption on my hdd, can a virus/malware/Trojan affect that HDD or not.
2. Also if i do encryption can I download things from internet on that hdd.
3. If I install windows 7 on encrypted HDD and install other programs or games on other HDD, then it will work or not. I think this will ensure security for windows 7 and less chance of being affected.

Please let me know these will work or not. If there is any other method please tell me.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.



1-Yes it can
2-yes you can
3-usually yes

BUT

If you lose the key, if a single bit of the key becomes corrupt, you will lose everything. IMHO it is just not worth it!

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Can someone decode or whatever this for me please, It's for school and i really need help.

This is it:

67.109.103.32
101.115.110.32
109.110.119.32
111.109.110.104
116.32.70.83
76.32.117.109
109.120.32.114
112.122.32.32Click to expand...

clue is: There are 4 levels of encryption.

The answer will be a sentence with less than 10 words in it.

Please help me.
 

A:Need help to encrypt this

is anyone going to help me?
 

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Q: Encrypt

I'm running Windows 7 and I go to Properties, Advanced and it won't let me encrypt a file, folder, picture, it's grayed out, but I don't know why?

A:Encrypt

Hello Richard,

If you have the Compress contents to save disk space box checked, then that would be why Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out. You can only have one of them checked instead.

If not, the check using the tutorial below to make sure that EFS encryption is still enabled.

Encryption - Disable or Enable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks
 

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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I'm looking for some scripts to execute zip/unzip files using Winzip through WINBATCH. Also, looking for some scripts to encrypt/decrypt files using ENTRUST/SOLO (encryption software) through WINBATCH. Currently, I do this stuff manually but automating it will help.
 

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Hello all,

I'm looking for a program/online tool that will encrypt my text. I would like to encrypt some text, send it to a friend and he can type in a password and it will decrypt it at the other end.

Any suggestions?

Tom

A:Encrypt Text

Hey Tom,
I have known for a while that zip can be used for encryption. Dont know if it meets your needs
How to Encrypt Zip Files | eHow.com

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my newegg account was hacked. i want to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

i tried to use chrome but it would not let me connect to my gmail with the encryption thingy.

thanks in advance.
 

A:how can i encrypt firefox?

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Do you guys encrypt your DNS traffic?
No??

It's nothing new really, if you would like to take a read start HERE

What are the core benefits of encrypting DNS?
1. Helps preventing DNS spoofing
2. Helps preventing ISP and others from spying on you

How to encrypt DNS traffic?

Download Simple DNS Crypt
which is a user friendly and open source program
It uses dnscrypt-proxy which is also open source.

Once you install "Simple DNS Crypt" open the program
and install service by enabling toggle button as shown bellow:


Next step, set your adapter DNS to local host as shown bellow:



That's it your DNS traffic is now encrypted, you're ready to go!
 

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Are there any folders that should be encrypted, for example temp folder and such?

A:Which folders to encrypt with EFS

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent


Are there any folders that should be encrypted, for example temp folder and such?


Hi and welcome

Be very careful encrypting. Lose the key and your data is gone. Usually ppl encrypt their data. Encrypting temp doesn't make it more secure. Encryption also slows down the process.

Could you tell us why you want to encrypt?

Thanks

Ken J

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil

A:Encrypt files

Quote:





Originally Posted by skaundal


Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil




I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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some body tell me that how can i encrypt my folder, how can use encrypt option for particular folder

A:how to encrypt folder

Keep in mind : Do not forget your username and password for Windows logon. Do not remove your user account.How to encrypt : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-folder-or-file

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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Hi Team,my computer got stuck for months on windows update 1607finally the other day i looked into it and it asked me to disencrypt the C:/ then the update went throughnow i'm trying to encrypt again but this option is not available in HP Client Security. Options are Identity and Device but Data is not there which should allow me to encrypt (this is my understanding). If anyone knows if there is another way to access the encryption or if i should be looking in another location, please advise.Thanks

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Hi,

I have a lynksis wi-fi network in my house and I have yet to encrypt it.
My question is whether or not WEP encryption is possible without the disk that came with the router?
 

A:Can I encrypt my network??

did you check their website? I'm sure they probably have a copy there.
 

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I noticed that bringing up the properties of a folder and then clicking the Advanced button shows what looks like the ability to encrypt the contents of the folder but I can't access this function for some reason.
Does anyone know how to encrypt folders in XPhome? Either that, or can someone direct me to a free program that might do the same, or simply hide for folder? I had a copy of Invisible Folders and that worked great but I lost my copy and can't find the program on the web.
Thanks,
JTN
 

A:encrypt folders in xp

Encrypted File System (EFS) is not included with Windows XP Home. It's meant to be used in a corporate environment so the encryption keys can be centrally managed. If you would encrypt a folder and not back up the key (before reinstalling Windows or resetting the account password), the files would be permanently lost. No chance for recovery. EFS also does not prevent others from deleting the files. It only prevents others from opening them. NTFS file permissions would have to be used as well to prevent deletion.
 

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I've been looking for a software to encrypt the Operating System partition, and i found this DriveCrypt Plus Pack from Securstar. Does anybody knows this software? It is good and reliable? And if you know another one better than that please help me.
Thank you

 

A:How to encrypt OS partition?

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I have a friend that want to encrypt his entire hardrive, anyone has any suggestions on the best program to use? I think it's a 40gb Maxtor hardrive in case that information is needed! Thanks

A:Encrypt Hardrive

The whole drive ? Sounds unreasonable, as if the friend doesn't have a real good idea of what they want & why.

I say this because MS released a program called "Private Folders" for about a week, and then withdrew it as a result of corporate concerns.

But I think you can still get it here:
http://news.com.com/Microsoft+hands+out+private+folders/2100-1012_3-6092153.html


It creates a password-protected file directory. You put stuff in, but it doesn't come out without a password. Seemed to work, but 2 weeks later I forgot the password so now even *I* don't know what's in there.

Worse, I can't delete it. So it just sits there, taunting me.


Given that it works, was made by MS and does everything I could think of a person would want to do, I can't imagine why a person would want to PW protect the whole drive.

How would it boot ?

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I don't mean just the wifi router access encryption (WPA, etc), I mean all wifi connections to the wifi router. Is there a way to do this? Thanks

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I have 2 partitions c and d. i encrypted some files in d:. yesterday i formatted ma lap and i installed a fresh copy of win7. today i tried to copy that files into a cd it displays an error. then i tried to decrypt that files it also getting an error. even i cant open that files. plzzzzzz some one help me

A:Problem with Encrypt and Decrypt

Did you have a password before you formatted? Try using that same password and decrypt again. Restart before decrypting if you have to.

Edit: password on your user account, if it wasn't clear.

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I want to encrypt my Dropbox folder.

Thanks.

A:Can TrueCrypt encrypt just folders?

You can create an encrypted file in your dropbox and then use that.

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bought an adapter for a laptop computer that works well with my desktop which is not wireless. My problem started when I tried to encrypt the laptop. I can not get into the computer to change the info.. I have called the company for the adapter and the computer company with out any help. I think it might be I cant get into the user account, there isn't one for admin though my daughter set it up with a name and password for owner. Can anyone tell me how to figure this out. thank you.
 

A:cant encrypt wireless computer

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In the light of the concern/debate re the privacy issues in Windows 10 which is something I am not entirely happy with I am wondering if there is a way of encrypting one's emails and data so that it is not available to anyone including Microsoft.
I realise that any recipient of one's mail would necessarily need to have the code for decryption but with sensitive stuff ie personal/intimate discussions or banking details I think it is sacrosanct to me and just the people I deal with.
If there were I would give the 10 OS another go - if not then I shall stay with 7 until it gasps it's last. Where to then well there is not much apart from Linux that I can see.

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Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

A:Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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I am in need of some help to encrypt and authenticate ALL network traffic on a standalone workstation computer (Windows XP) ?

I am currently working on an IPSec policy the file contains several areas which I believe require attention and fine tuning. These areas are found enclosed in braces throught the file.

If a professional network security admin could give this a look I would be very greatful.
 

A:[F1] Encrypt and authenticate ALL traffic

Wow, that's a whole bunch of horrible.

Do you have a tunnel endpoint in mind, because some of the IP's you have in there would be required to respond with Phase1/Phase2 [and they wont]

If you're trying encrypt ALL traffic, specify a tunnel endpoint and simply tell it "IP"

What exactly are you trying to do?
 

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If I were to split the 512GB SSD into 100GB for Windows  264 Pro and 400 for dataand I would like to have the 400GB encrypted by BitLocker, password protected - would then be possible?Are there any objections or things I should consider?How about TRIM, any issues there? Does anyone out there have experience with this setup? Thanks. p.s. I believe that the 512 GB SSD PCIe TLC OPAL2 is a Samsung PM981 PCIe SSDbased on the Phoenix controller and 64-layer V-NAND.

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I have a WD Passport for a backup of my entire system.

I remove this HDD & put it away for safe keeping once the backup has been updated.

But now I want to encrypt this incase it falls into the wrong hands.

I would like 128 bit encryption & prefer to be able to just enter a password in & it unlocks the entire HDD when I plug it into any computer to access all files like a normal HDD.

What's the best program for this?

Thanks.

A:What to encrypt my backup external HDD with?

If you have Windows 7 Ultimate, check Bitlocker out:

Secure your USB drives with BitLocker To Go for Windows 7 | TechRepublic

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
BY STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE ENCRYPTION IS:-
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
 
 
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I know only what I have experience with. And for this, I have none. If anyone could provide me with some options that would prevent anyone from removing my SSD or HDD from my HP Envy 17 and accessing the files on another machine, I'd appreciate it. I'm sure this is simple, but I just don't know. I'm running windows 8.1 CORE, reading about some things now. Maybe I should read more before I posted here. but I'd like to know what you guys recommend.

A:Encrypt drives on HP Envy

There is nothing out there to prevent someone from accessing the drive with the correct tools.

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Hi @ll,
I want to encrypt the passwords in the unattendend.xml (windows 7). Now there all in PlainText.
<LocalAccount wcm:action="add">
                        <Password>
                            <Value>[email protected]</Value>
                            <PlainText>true</PlainText>
                        </Password>
                        <Description>LocalAdmin</Description>
                        <DisplayName>LocalAdmin</DisplayName>
                        <Group>administrator</Group>
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A:How To encrypt a password in unattendend.xml

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
 
Open Windows SIM.
Open a Windows image. For more information, see Open a Windows Image or Catalog File.
Open or create an answer file. For more information, see Open an Answer File.
Add one of the following password settings to your answer file:
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | AutoLogon | Password
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | UserAccounts | AdministratorPassword
Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | UserAccounts | LocalAccounts | LocalAccount | Password
Add a value to one or more of the password settings.
On the Tools menu, check Hide Sensitive Data. This ensures that when the answer file is saved, the password information will be hidden.
Save the answer file and close Windows SIM.
 
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