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Easily Encrypt A Folder in Windows 8 Using System Properties

Encryption adds security to important and sensitive files, and gives you peace of mind. Here’s how to encryt a folder in Windows 8:

How to Encrypt a Folder in Windows 8

1. StepLocate the folder you want to encrypt. Right-click on it, then select Properties

Folder Properties

2. StepClick on Advanced

Folder Properties

3. StepClick Programs

Control Panel, Programs

4. StepCheck the box next to Encrypt Contents to Secure Data and then click OK.

Advanced Attributes

Voila! Safe and secure!

Note: When you want to decrypt a folder, simply follow the same steps and uncheck the box.

If you still have problems encrypting a folder, post your question below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Published: Friday, December 23rd, 2011 Last Modified: February 20, 2014

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