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Remove or Add EFS File ownership from Context Menu in Windows 10

Encryption is the strongest safety that Windows offers that will help you maintain your information and folders safe. When you encrypt a file or folder with EFS, File possession shall be accessible within the context menu of the file or folder to make it simpler to decrypt. In this put up, we are going to present you the way to add or take away the EFS File possession context menu of information and folders for all customers in Windows 10.

Add or Remove EFS File possession from Context Menu

You have to be signed in as an administrator so as to add or take away the File possession from the context menu in Windows 10.

To add or take away the File possession from the context menu in Windows 10, do the next;

To add EFS File Ownership to Context Menu

  • Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
  • In the Run dialog field, sort notepad and hit Enter to open Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the syntax under into the textual content editor.
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellUpdateEncryptionSettingsWork]
"AppliesTo"="System.StorageProviderId:<>"community" AND System.StorageProviderProtectionMode:<>1 AND System.StorageProviderProtectionMode:<>2"
"AttributeMask"=dword:00002000
"AttributeValue"=dword:00002000
"ExtendedSubCommandsKey"="*shellUpdateEncryptionSettingsWork"
"ImpliedSelectionModel"=dword:00000000
"MUIVerb"="@efscore.dll,-101"
"MultiSelectModel"="Player"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellUpdateEncryptionSettingsWorkShellDecrypt]
"AttributeMask"=dword:00002000
"AttributeValue"=dword:00002000
"CommandStateHandler"="{5B6D1451-B1E1-4372-90F5-88E541B4DAB9}"
"Icon"="edputil.dll,-1002"
"MUIVerb"="@efscore.dll,-103"
"ShowAsDisabledIfHidden"=""
"SuppressionPolicyEx"="{2F574F12-4EAA-46CF-BCBF-4E8055002E0C}"
"UpdateType"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellUpdateEncryptionSettingsWorkShellDecryptcommand]
"DelegateExecute"="{5B6D1451-B1E1-4372-90F5-88E541B4DAB9}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellUpdateEncryptionSettings]
"AppliesTo"="System.StorageProviderId:<>"community" AND System.StorageProviderProtectionMode:<>1 AND System.StorageProviderProtectionMode:<>2"
"AttributeMask"=dword:00002000
"AttributeValue"=dword:00002000
"ExtendedSubCommandsKey"="DirectoryshellUpdateEncryptionSettings"
"ImpliedSelectionModel"=dword:00000000
"MUIVerb"="@efscore.dll,-101"
"MultiSelectModel"="Player"
"Position"="Bottom"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellUpdateEncryptionSettingsShellDecrypt]
"AttributeMask"=dword:00002000
"AttributeValue"=dword:00002000
"CommandStateHandler"="{5B6D1451-B1E1-4372-90F5-88E541B4DAB9}"
"Icon"="edputil.dll,-1002"
"MUIVerb"="@efscore.dll,-103"
"ShowAsDisabledIfHidden"=""
"SuppressionPolicyEx"="{2F574F12-4EAA-46CF-BCBF-4E8055002E0C}"
"UpdateType"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellUpdateEncryptionSettingsShellDecryptcommand]
"DelegateExecute"="{5B6D1451-B1E1-4372-90F5-88E541B4DAB9}"
  • Now, click on the File possibility from the menu and choose Save As button.
  • Choose a location (ideally desktop) the place you need to save the file.
  • Enter a reputation with .reg extension (eg; Add-FileOwnership-ContextMenu.reg) and select All Files from the Save as sort drop-down checklist.
  • Double-click the saved .reg file to merge it.
  • If prompted, click on on Run > Yes (UAC) > Yes > OK to approve the merge.
  • You can now delete the .reg file for those who like.

To take away EFS File Ownership from Context Menu

  • Open Notepad and duplicate and paste the syntax under into the textual content editor.
[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT*shellUpdateEncryptionSettingsWork]

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTDirectoryshellUpdateEncryptionSettings]
  • Save the file to your desktop with .reg extension (eg; Remove-FileOwnership-ContextMenu.reg) and select All Files from the Save as sort drop-down checklist.
  • Double-click the saved .reg file to merge it.
  • If prompted, click on on Run > Yes (UAC) > Yes > OK to approve the merge.
  • You can now delete the .reg file for those who like.

That’s it on the way to add or take away EFS File Ownership from Context Menu in Windows 10!

  • Tags: Context Menu, Encrypt

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