I'd like to encrypt certain files/folders but I'm kind of clueless and could use some help.
I 'right-clicked' the folder that I wish to encrypt and then I check the box that says "Encrypt contents to secure data."
As the Microsoft instructions stated, the folder-name turned to green text which indicates encryption.
It still allows me to open and read the folder contents but it also created this file which I assume is the encryption key:
When I click to open this window pops-up:
When I click "Next" it pulls up this window:
So I enter the password and successfully import to the Automatically Selected store.
I don't understand if I'm supposed to delete this encrypted folder with the green text and only keep this folder Or do I keep both?
I'm lost =(
All that I want to do is protect/lock certain folders and files. Preferably password protect/lock them.
Does this method only encrypt these files/folders in a way that prevents somebody from stealing the files and opening them on another device?
Edited by 5vvell, 21 March 2013 - 08:34 PM.