How can I quickly encrypt files by right clicking them?
Regularly, to encrypt a file or folder with EFS, you’d need to go to the properties of the file or folder and click on the Advanced button, as seen in the following article: What’s EFS?
You can tweak Explorer to have a new right-click add-on and thus to quicken your clicking. See it in the following screenshot:
When you choose to encrypt a file the following dialog appears:
To configure this tweak do the following:
Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
Locate the following key in the registry:
On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Close the registry editor.
No reboot is required.