If you want to know how to encrypt a file in Windows 11, read this post. One of our readers asked: How does Windows encryption work? Basically, Windows 11 encryption causes the data to be scrambled, or rather, encrypted. And only the recipient of the message, or a person with the password, will be able to unscramble, or decrypt, the data.

Knowing how to encrypt files in Windows 11 is very important. Because, it’s the best way to keep your information safe and secure from viruses, malware and ransomware.

In this post, we will guide you through the necessary steps to know how to encrypt files and folders in Windows 11.

How to Encrypt and Secure Your Windows 11 Computer

To encrypt folders and files in Windows 11, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select Privacy & Security.
  3. Click Device Encryption.
  1. Find the Security section.
  2. Enable the Device Encryption toggle switch.

After following the steps above, Windows 11 will encrypt your computer’s contents to protect your important information.


Learn how to encrypt a file on Windows 11, without installing any programs.

So, follow the steps above and let us know in the comments if you were able to encrypt Windows 11.

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