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VistaOne of the most powerful, but alas, neglected feature in Windows Vista and Windows 7 is the encryption mode which, in a few clicks, lets you encrypt and decrypt any document and file on your computer. This feature can be reached by right clicking a file of your choice, click Advanced button located at the bottom of the window and tick the Encrypt checkbox. Anyway, as you see, this procedure requires a good number of clicks! If you want to encrypt documents and files in a couple of clicks, here is a fast hack for you!
This hack lets you add an Encrypt or Decrypt shortcut directly in the right-click menu.

  1. Open your Notepad.
  2. Copy and paste the following code in the Notepad:
  3. Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


  4. To successfully apply this hack, please delete quotes (“) from the Notepad and retype them. This because your computer could not recognize the quotes copied if they are different from the ones your system uses.
  5. Now save the Notepad file as encryption.reg making sure to save the file with .reg extension. To do that, just save the file as  “All Files”.
  6. Double click on the file you just created to merge it content in the registry.
  7. Restart your computer from the change to take effect

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4 Comments to “How to add “Encrypt” feature on right-click context menu”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    Thanks William Pastuszka for your kind words! 🙂 Usually, I try most of these tricks on another computer. Anyway, there is a small percentage of them which I dont have the time to try. Usually, they are the ones which are safe and secure and don’t cause any damage to the computer. Remember, before making any change in the registry make a backup of your most important files and a backup of the registry itself!

  2. William Pastuszka Says:

    Another one of your many registry tweaks that works perfect. You seem to be the only one on the internet who i can trust & have faith in when it comes to this sort of thing. Cheers Frank.



  3. Web Talk Says:

    Hi mathman47, I already moved your comment to the right post but apparently you are having issues with your browser which for some reason doesnt manage to refresh the page correctly showing you old content. Try to clean your browser cache. For example now you have posted your comment here but the old comment is not here anymore. This means that you still see the old comment. Weird issue!

  4. mathman47 Says:

    This obviously belongs to Bing, not extract. Sorry guys.

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