How to encrypt documents and files in Windows 10 without third-party applications to improve security on our PC

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With the amount of data that passes through our computers, the security and privacy these are two aspects that we are observing with increasing attention. In the case of our Windows PC we have a tool that allows us to encrypt files, documents and folders and do it without third-party tools.

A more than practical measure, whether we are simply cautious or if we share the PC with another person. A way to limit what sensitive information can be seen by anyone very easy to apply in a few steps.

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The goal of this tutorial is to learn how to encrypt files to protect them, something that will only require a few simple steps. In this way, that data we’ve encrypted cannot be read on another PC.

The first step to encrypt a document or a file is to place ourselves on the item on which we want to work. We will click with the right mouse button in it to access a new window in which we see different options appear.

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Of all the options we must look at one with the text “Property” and when you click on it, a new window will open in which you will have to select the tab “General”.

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A window provides data related to the file. So we can see the size or the date of creation, but we must look for the section “Advanced options” which appears at the bottom of the list. We look for it and click on it.

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We will see how a window with different options is displayed among which we will choose the option “Encrypt content to protect data”. It is the one that allows us to encrypt the file and once we activate it click on ” Accept”.

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We will see a message appear from warning regarding file encryption. It asks us if we want to apply the change to that folder only or to all subfolders and files (this is the most advisable option).

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Once encrypted the file or folder (depending on the size can take more or less time), documents already protected will be marked with a lock icon in their preview and they will only be accessible to the user who has encrypted them.

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If at any given time we want to reverse the changes, we just have to perform the same steps but now choosing the option “Unlock” in the final window.

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With these steps we have our files a little more protected and without the need to resort to third-party applications thanks to the tools that Windows incorporates.

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