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How to Encrypt Folder on Windows XP

How to Encrypt  Folder on Windows XP? There is tool in Windows XP to secure your files. If you have confidential data on your hard drive and want to protect it, you can encrypt it with the Encrypting File System of the operating system.

Once a file is encrypted, it can be viewed only when you are logged into the computer.








  1. Click "Start," then select the option for "All Programs." Go to the "Accessories" program group and select the option for "Windows Exporer." Alternatively, right-click the "Start" menu and select the option for "Explore."
  2. Navigate to the file or folder on your system you want to encrypt. Right-click the file or folder and select "Properties" from the menu.
  3. Go to the "General" tab and select "Advanced."
  4. Check the box for "Encrypt contents to secure data." If you have chosen to encrypt a file, check the box for "Encrypt the file only."
  5. Click the radio button for "Apply changes to this folder only" or "Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files."
  6. Click "OK" to save the encryption settings
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