Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Windows Vista: Encrypting Offline Files

Windows Vista has an offline files feature that can store local copies of files from a network share on your computer when you're disconnected from it. Then when you re-connect to the network, all the files will be re-synchronized. So the ones that you edited while you were away will be updated on the network file share.

To make sure that these file stay secure when you're offline, you can encrypt the file stored on your local computer. So just in case your computer is lost or stolen the data won't be compromised.

To enable offline file encryption:
  • From the Start menu select Control Panel (in the Classic View).
  • Double-click the 'Offline Files' applet.
  • Click the Encryption tab.
  • Press the Encrypt button.
  • Press the OK button.

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