Use Right Click Button To Enable Decrypt Or Encrypt Folders Or Files

Let us see how can we use the right click button and enable decrypt or encrypt folders and files. When you want to decrypt any encrypted folders or files or vice versa, then right click on it and select Properties. Now, you will find other options called Advanced, click on it, and then tick the checkbox for Encrypt.


The above mentioned process takes much time in completing the tasks and involves many clicks. An easier process for the same purpose is mentioned below, please follow the steps:

  • Open the notepad
  • The string mentioned below, copy it and paste it on the opened notepad window: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] “EncryptionContextMenu”=dword:00000001
  • One thing you should bear in mind is that to delete the double quotation and type it again. When you will save the file name it Encrypt.reg and under Save As option make it All Files.
  • Now on the registry file click twice simultaneously and go along with the UAC prompt and finish the process click on OK.

Once you are done with the above mentioned steps, then you want to encrypt any files or folders, just click on it and an option called Encrypt will be appear.