View Full Version : Encryption..????

14-05-2012, 07:13 PM
For some reason I have never been able to encrypt any folders on my XP machine, It's just blanked out.
here's where to find that: "folder">Properties>General>Advanced>
Do you people know how to fix that problem???

Speedy Gonzales
14-05-2012, 07:21 PM
Is it Pro?? Home doesnt support it. And the hdd needs to be formatted in NTFS, not FAT32. Altho its ghosted here too (in XP mode). Just use something like Truecrypt. Its ghosted in Win 7 Pro as well. So, whats the point in having the option

14-05-2012, 07:56 PM
Download "Blow fish". It works very well and is free.

14-05-2012, 09:15 PM
Ah I see, yeah I got Home edition....

Speedy Gonzales
14-05-2012, 09:17 PM
Youre not missing anything, the stupid thing doesnt work in Pro either lol

15-05-2012, 08:36 AM
What?? That's weird is there some sort of setting I have to check somewhere?

15-05-2012, 09:00 AM
Youre not missing anything, the stupid thing doesnt work in Pro either lol

It should work in Windows XP Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate...

Speedy Gonzales
15-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Should, but doesnt. If its meant to, its not enabled by default. It should work in Win7 Pro too, according to some sites. But its ghosted out as well. I did tick it but the details tab was still ghosted. But the flies in the folder I tried were coloured. Which I take it, means theyre encrypted. How, I dont know, because youre meant to password protect them or something arent you?? Theyre not

Only version it doesnt work in is Win7 Home premium. And probably the versions under it

If you've got XP Home its not there / its not supported. You need Pro

15-05-2012, 09:23 AM
yep, it works fine in Win7 Pro on mine. Folder name text goes green when encrypted instead of black.

Speedy Gonzales
15-05-2012, 09:28 AM
Yup it does that. But whats encrypted then? What exactly do they mean by encrypt? I thought it meant with a password or something

15-05-2012, 10:01 AM
It is encrypted with your user credentials.
So an admin user on that or another machine cannot simply 'take ownership' and read it.

15-05-2012, 10:55 AM
Yeah plug the drive into another machine and you can't access the encrypted files. A password protected Zip file works just as well for small amounts of data.

15-05-2012, 05:45 PM