Add Encrypt to Context Menus

Here’s how you add Encrypt and Decrypt to right-click context menus to make using EFS easier.

1. Open the Start Menu and search for regedit or

Open Start Menu -> Run -> regedit

If prompted by UAC then click yes

2. In regedit go to


i) In the right pane of Advanced right click on an empty space and click New DWORD (32Bit) and name EncryptionContextMenu and press Enter.

ii) Now in the right pane right click on EncryptionContextMenu and click Modify and enter 1 in Value Data


And close regedit.

To remove, just delete the EncryptionContextMenu DWORD (32bit) entry in the right pane.