How to Make Encrypted Files Show in Color!


How can I make my encrypted files stick out?


This question was answered on April 16, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You can encrypt files and folders on NTFS volumes to hide their content from other users To quickly identify encrypted files and folders in your system, follow this tip to display the name of the encrypted file or folder in color

The EFS feature is not included in Windows XP Home Edition.

Steps to Change the color of the file listing for encrypted files

1 Double-click My Computer

2 Then Click Folder Options on the Tools menu

3 Click the View tab

4 Select the Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color check box, and then click OK

Now the name of the encrypted file or folder is listed in color within Windows Explorer

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on April 16, 2003