encrypting files

Posted: 12-11-2008, 04:33 PM
I was wanting to encrypt directories or files in vista x64. I went into the
advanced options and the option Encrypt contents to secure data box is
grayed out.

Any way to fix this would be wonderful, and why is it like this.

encrypting files


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Matthew J
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Re: encrypting files
Posted: 12-11-2008, 04:58 PM
OK I found out it is vista version option. This is silly by MS to turn this
security feature off in these days of identity theft. I am sure there must
be some key to enable this other than going third party. I have always been
a enterprise customer of MS so I never noticed the version issues, I find
this to be a very silly or negligent item to turn off. MS shame on you all.


"Matthew J" <liven4all@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>I was wanting to encrypt directories or files in vista x64. I went into the
>advanced options and the option Encrypt contents to secure data box is
>grayed out.
>
> Any way to fix this would be wonderful, and why is it like this.
Alun Jones
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Re: encrypting files
Posted: 12-11-2008, 09:29 PM
"Matthew J" <liven4all@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> OK I found out it is vista version option. This is silly by MS to turn
> this security feature off in these days of identity theft. I am sure there
> must be some key to enable this other than going third party. I have
> always been a enterprise customer of MS so I never noticed the version
> issues, I find this to be a very silly or negligent item to turn off. MS
> shame on you all.
I think you'll find that, rather than denying the ability to be secure, it's
more about denying you the ability to wipe out your family photos and videos
by applying encryption without being (or having access to) something more of
a professional user who can set your encryption up without loss.

Alun.
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