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    Unable to encrypt (XP Home)

    The box in Properties|Advanced for encrypting a compressed folder is grayed out. Is there a way to enable this feature?

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    Re: Unable to encrypt (XP Home)

    Are you logged in with Administrator priveledges?

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    Re: Unable to encrypt (XP Home)

    Yes.

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    Re: Unable to encrypt (XP Home)

    Check out the troubleshooting section in:

    MSKB 308989 - HOW TO: Encrypt a Folder in Windows XP

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    Re: Unable to encrypt (XP Home)

    I believe that Link is only For WinXP Pro.
    HOW TO: Encrypt a Folder in Windows XP
    The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    I thought you couldn't use Encryption in Win XP Home? Course I don't know cause I don't use XP Home.

    According to this Microsoft Knowledge Base #307877
    This article describes how to use the Windows XP Encrypting File System (EFS) feature to store files in an encrypted format on your hard disk.

    Encryption is the process of converting data into a format that cannot be read by others. You can use EFS to automatically encrypt your data when it is stored on the hard disk.

    The EFS feature is not included in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

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    Re: Unable to encrypt (XP Home)

    thanks for the info.

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