Right Click: Encrypt/Decrypt Files from Context Menu

Discussion in 'Performance & Tweaks' started by Jason, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Jason


    Sep 26, 2005
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    By default, Vista allows you to encrypt and decrypt files, but you have to do a lot of mouse clicking to get there. You have to right-click the file, select Properties, click the Advanced button and then finally select to encrypt the file. Wouldn't it be much more convenient to just right-click the file and select Encrypt? Here's how:

    1. Open Notepad.

    2. Copy and paste the following into Notepad:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    3. Save the text file as Vista_RightClickEncrypt.reg.

    4. Double-click the newly created file.

    5. When the UAC prompt appears, click Continue.

    6. When the confirmation box appears, click Yes.

    7. The file will be merged to the registry. A confirmation box will appear, click OK.

    Now you can just right click a file and hit encrypt.
    Jason, Mar 24, 2007
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