Encrypt A Folder On Desktop

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  1. Deafkid88

    Deafkid88 New Member

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    Hi, I'm new to this. Just got my Dell Inspiron 1545 on Dec. 3rd from dell.com.. Love It but I'm trying to find out how to Encrypt a folder that I put onto my Desktop home page.. I read up and went to right click, props & advance & click the 4th box which says encrypt content to secure data but the box will not allow me to check mark it, it's dim.. I have two current boxes checked and 1 Unchecked.. I've checked & unchecked them and the dim-lighted box still wont allow me to check it? any help here please? Thanks

    all inputs is really appreciated..
     
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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  3. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Could you tell us what version of Windows 7 you are running. It seems that EFS (Encrypted File System) service is not available on some down level versions and perhaps you would need to upgrade to Win 7 pro, enterprise or ultimate.
     
  4. Deafkid88

    Deafkid88 New Member

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    64-bits & thanks
     
  5. Tepid

    Tepid New Member

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    He meant if you are running Windows Home, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.
     
  6. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    My mistake. :)
     

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