How to Encrypt Files, Folders and Drives on Windows 10

netman

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For Windows 8.1 Pro, file and folder encryption works as describe here, but there is no Bitlocker...!
 

kiwigraeme

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We all know the main reason for encryption - Dads of yesterday hiding their mags on the top of wardrobes etc. I don't even encrypt my text file called passwords- sometimes I even struggle to make sense of my instructions to recreate my passwords - and those who know me have no chance
 

zamroni111

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For Windows 8.1 Pro, file and folder encryption works as describe here, but there is no Bitlocker...!
You are wrong. I used bitlocker in windows 8.1 pro.
It's in control panel just like the way it is in windows 10.
It's home edition that doesn't have bitlocker
 

netman

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You are wrong. I used bitlocker in windows 8.1 pro.
It's in control panel just like the way it is in windows 10.
It's home edition that doesn't have bitlocker

I stand corrected... Then the article title should have included Win 8.1 Pro and any other compatible OSs...!
 

AmigaInside

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Thanks for the nice guide. I'm a bit confused on encrypting the entire Drive/Partition. I assume this includes all newly created files/folders *after* this encryption process I.e. whatever goes into that partition gets encrypted automatically?

If this is the case, I imagine there's a constantly working background process? Or have I got it wrong?