How To Use Encryption Files System In Windows 10?
August 12, 2021 05:58AM
Windows 10 includes the Encryption file System feature. You can use it with BitLocker to encrypt files and drives. EFS can be used to encrypt files and documents, while BitLocker can encrypt the entire disk drive.


WHAT IS ENCRYPTION FILE? SYSTEM USED FOR ENCRYPTING FOLDERS AND FILEREN

Sign in to Windows 10 first.

To invoke File Explorer, press the Windows button together with the alphabet "E"

Next, navigate to the partition or disk where you want to save data and encrypt it using EFS.

Right-click the folder to open the Properties option.

Select the Advanced tab under the Attributes field.

Select the Encrypt contents option to protect data from the list below the "Advanced Attributes" section.

Click the OK button.

Click the Apply button, then select the "Apply changes to this directory, subfolders, and files" option. After that, click the OK button.

Select the prompt screen "Back up your file encryption keys" that will appear as a notification in the taskbar.

It will tell you how to ignore permanent losing access to encrypted files.

Select one of the options below the section titled "Back up your encryption key and certificate"

Click the Next button, located under the section titled "Welcome To The Certificate Export Wizard"

Select the "Personal Information Exchange" section below the "Export File Format" section. Then, click the Next button.

Under Security, enter a password and choose the encryption type. Click the Next button.

Click the Finish button below the "Completing the Certificate Export Wizard" section.

Next, you'll see the verification screen "The export was successful."

Click the OK button.

Open the File Explorer to access the encrypted data.

Each encrypted file will have a yellow lock button in the upper right.

TURN ON OTHER USERS IN WINDOWS 10 TO ACCESS EFS

First, share the user certificate. It doesn't allow you to access the encrypted data.

Sign in to Windows 10 using the user account.

To begin the process of installing your certificate, go to the certificate by clicking twice.

Below the "Welcome To the Certificate Import Wizard", select the "Current User" and then click the Next button.

First, identify the file that you wish to import and then click the Next button.

Enter your password and then click the Next button.

Click on the "Automatically choose the certificate store based upon the type of certificate" option and then click the Next button.

Select the Finish button, below the "Completing the Certificate import Wizard" option.

You will then see the verification screen "The import was successful."

Start the File Explorer and then navigate to the location where encrypted files are located.

Launch the encrypted files. As you can see, User "B" has successfully launched the encrypted text files.


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