Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/178912/how-to-encrypt-files-and-folders-in-windows-8.1-using-efs/
Windows 8 contains a built-in file encryption feature, called BitLocker, but only in the Pro or Enterprise versions. In addition, if your system does not have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), you must use an external USB flash drive with BitLocker for it to work.
Is it possible to export this key and upload this to the cloud so that you never loose it coz chances of me loosing the key is lot you know what I mean
Also bear in mind that if you ever re-install Windows, creating a new account even with the same username and password. you'll lose access to your files. This is because the new account will have a different SID.
Take my advice: use Truecrypt!
Truecrypt FTW. It has got to be the simplest, most straightforward method I've ever used to keep hard drive contents safe.
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