To decrypt a file or folder


Open Windows Explorer


Right-click the encrypted file or folder, and then click Properties.


On the General tab, click Advanced.


Clear the Encrypt contents to secure data check box.


To open Windows Explorer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer

When you decrypt a folder, you are asked if you want all files and subfolders within the folder to be decrypted as well. If you choose to decrypt the folder only, the encrypted files and folders within the decrypted folder remain encrypted. However, new files and folder that you create within the decrypted folder will not be automatically encrypted.

Encrypt a file or folder

Encrypting and decrypting data

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