Show Encryption Commands on the Shortcut Menu (Windows 2000/XP)

You may find it easier to use the Encrypting File System (EFS) by placing "Encrypt" and "Decrypt" commands on the Windows Explorer context menu when a file is right-clicked with the mouse.

1.Open your registry and find or create the key below.
2.Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "EncryptionContextMenu" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Settings
System Key : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft \Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
Value Name : EncryptionContextMenu
Data Type : REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data : (0 = default, 1 = enabled)

Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.