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Windows 7: How to encrypt .txt file

23 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7
How to encrypt .txt file

I wanted to encrypt a single text file.
So I right clicked Details > Advanced
checked the bottom encrypt option- Compress option left blank
"Details" button greyed out!

Not that I need it, but Details button also greyed out when selecting Compress instead.

Anyone got an idea how to handle this?
Don't really want to buy a big encryption program...

Windows 7 Ultimate, Dutch


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23 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Why do you need Details? Just select the encrypt check box and hit ok.
After the file is encrypted then you can open Details.
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23 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7

But then I enter a very complicated world indeed.
I was hoping to be able to set a simple password to decrypt, but MS being MS that was perhaps too much to ask.
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23 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

The builtin encryption is tied to your account and its password. Don't let anyone use your account or give out your password and your file would be safe. But of course the major problem, you don't trust the people in your house. If that is the case, don't use a shared computer to hold private things or use an account that is shared.

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