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How to enable the encryption command on the Shortcut menu


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Summary

This article describes how to add the Encrypt/Decrypt command to the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click a file or folder.

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Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
To add the Encrypt/Decrypt command to the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click a file or folder, use Registry Editor to create a REG_DWORD value that is named
EncryptionContextMenu
with a data value of 1 in the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
After you make this change, restart the computer.

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References

For additional information about encryption, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
222054 Encrypting files in Windows 2000
223316 Best practices for the encrypting file system

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Keywords: KB241121, kbui, kbhowto

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Article Info
Article ID : 241121
Revision : 9
Created on : 3/1/2007
Published on : 3/1/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 118