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Chapter 5. Organizing Files and Folders > Encrypting Files and Folders

Encrypting Files and Folders

The Encrypting File System isn’t available in Windows XP Home edition, but see the sidebar.

Encryption is one of the strongest ways to secure your sensitive documents and personal information. When you encrypt files, Windows’ Encrypting File System (EFS) scrambles them so that only you can read them, providing an extra measure of protection over user accounts (Chapter 16). EFS is transparent: Encrypted files and folders change color, but otherwise, you open, edit, and save them in the usual way.


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