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Encrypt or Decrypt Files and Folders with EFS in Windows 11

The Encrypted File System, or EFS, provides an additional level of security for files and folders. It provides cryptographic protection of individual files on NTFS file system volumes using a public-key system.

Files or folders saved into an existing encrypted folder will automatically be encrypted by EFS.

This tutorial will show you how to encrypt or decrypt a file or folder in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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