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How To Disable Encryption in Windows 7

If you want to disable the NTFS file encyrption in Windows 7, you can easily do that via the registry. Here’s how.

How to disable NTFS encryption

The encryption feature is often not needed. You can disable the NTFS encryption completely by applying the registry tweak below. You can either download our registry file or do it manually (recommended). Always create a backup of your registry before you change the registry in any way.

Disable Encyrption Automatically via Registry Tweak

You can download our registry tweak to disable the NTFS encryption:

Download: Disable Encryption in Windows 7 Registry File

Disable Last Access Filestamp Manually

1. Step Open the registry

Open The Windows Registry

2. Step Uncollapse HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Filesystem

Windows 7 Current Control Set Local Machine

3. Step Select Filesystem and then in the right pane double-click on the item NtfsDisableEncryption

4. Step Change the value to 1 to disable the encryption:

Disable Encryption in Windows 7

Did this registry tweak work for you? Let us know!

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Published: Thursday, March 10th, 2011 Last Modified: March 10, 2011

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