I'm apparently unable to encrypt folders on my Surface RT. When I view the properties of a folder, and then go to the "Advanced Attributes", the option to "Encrypt contents to secure data" is disabled. I've tried this on various folders, all with the same results.

Is there a setting somewhere I need to enable to allow this feature?

  • Everything on the drive is already encrypted. Do you have a use-case not covered by BitLocker? Then please expand your question. – Aeyoun Oct 30 '13 at 10:56

Windows RT does not have support for the Encrypting File System (EFS), or even proper UI support for BitLocker. It does however have BitLocker-based device encryption enabled out of the box using the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip installed, and commands such as manage-bde are still supported.

  • manage-bed is supported in RT, but it is reduced functionality. A number of its commands will indicate that they are not supported in this version of the operating system. – user402447 Dec 28 '14 at 1:20

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