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    Hi

    I am trying to encrypt a folder I right click select general then advanced but encrypt contents to secure data is greyed out. I am runnning as an admisitrator.


    Any Ideas please.

    Braddy
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    Which edition of the OS do you use?

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    Hi Argus

    I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    Thanks for the reply

    Braddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by braddy60 View Post
    I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
    You need third party encryption software installed. BitLocker is only part of Win7 Ultimate or Enterprise. See Windows 7 features - BitLocker - Microsoft Windows for details.

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    With Windows 7 they add features to the different editions, without removing some as in Vista. So in for example Windows 7 Professional they added: Encrypting File System (EFS); the old encryption system that has been there in Windows 2000, XP and forwards. EFS is available in Professional, (Enterprise) and Ultimate. BitLocker is, as Joe said, available in Ultimate (and Enterprise).

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    I like to use 7zip because it's free and it has multiple uses. Not only does it do encryption, but it also packs and unpacks many different formats incuding 7z, zip, rar, tar

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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for the replies, I will try a third party option,

    Regards

    Braddy
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