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Using File Encryption
Setting Files to Be Encrypted
Now that you have your Recovery Agent set up and the PFX file removed from
the computer and placed in a safe location, you can safely and securely encrypt
the files on your computer. To do so, just navigate to a file or folder that you
want to encrypt on your machine and follow these steps:
1. Right-click a file or folder and select Properties.
2. On the General tab, click the Advanced button.
3. Check the Encrypt Contents To Secure Data box and click OK, as shown
in Figure 18-12.
4. Click OK to exit properties, and you are finished.
If a notification pops up asking you to back up your encryption key, just
ignore it; you already backed it up earlier.
Figure 18-12: You can encrypt files with the encrypted filesystem.
If you ever want to decrypt a file, just uncheck the Encrypt Contents To Secure
Data box that you checked previously and click OK.