howtogeek at January 15th, 2014 10:24 — #1
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.
shetty_akash at January 15th, 2014 23:47 — #2
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
adriank_it at January 16th, 2014 12:33 — #3
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!
wilsontp at January 16th, 2014 17:00 — #4
Truecrypt FTW. It has got to be the simplest, most straightforward method I've ever used to keep hard drive contents safe.
system at January 25th, 2014 10:24 — #5
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