File encryption

 

File encryption lets you prevent other users from accessing your most confidential data. You can protect the files that you want with a password so that only you have access to them.

Follow these steps to encrypt the files that you want from Windows Explorer:

  1. Right-click the file that you want to encrypt and select > Encrypt, in the pop-up menu.

  2. Enter a password that you want to use to access the file once it is encrypted. You must enter the password twice to ensure that you don't make any errors. If you want, you can use the virtual keyboard to enter the password.

  3. If you don't want the original files (not encrypted) to remain available, select Delete original file(s) after encryption. This way, only the encrypted files will be available once the encryption process is complete. To open these files you must indicate the password you used to encrypt them. If you do not enable this option, the original non-encrypted files will continue to be available to any user of the computer.

  4. Click OK.

The encrypted files are easily identified as the icon changes and they have a .pwde extension.
 

How can I decrypt a file?

To decrypt a file, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on the encrypted file and select   > Decrypt, in the pop-up menu.

  2. Enter the same password you used to encrypt it. If you want, you can use the virtual keyboard to do this.

  3. If you want the encrypted file to be deleted at the end of this process, select Delete original file(s) after decryption. This way, only the non-encrypted file will be available at the end of the process. If you do not enable this option, the encrypted files will remain available.

  4. Click OK.