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Unless you use a command-line utility like Cipher.exe, it’s difficult to see at a glance which files are encrypted and which are not. Right-clicking each file and then choosing Properties, General, Advanced (followed by Cancel, Cancel) is tedious.

Solution 1

In Windows Explorer, use Details view.

  •  Open a folder containing the encrypted files.
  •  On the View menu, choose Details, and then select Attributes.

Encrypted files show a letter E in the Attributes column. You can also set an option so that the names of encrypted files appear in a different color from other file names.

Solution 2

  •  On the Tools menu, choose Folder Options, click the View tab, and select Show Encrypted Or Compressed NTFS Files In Color.

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  2 Responses to “How to Find Encrypted Files in Windows XP”

  1. Let’s see: How to find encrypted files? Start out by finding the encrypted files and then…

    Just like definitions, don’t use the process to define the process.

    Big help. -not-

  2. This is not “How to find encrypted files”, this is “Show encrypted files in folder”!

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