I want to encrypt my user's data but not the whole OS. (Secrutiy + Performance)

Is there an option for home directory encryption in Windows 10 Home?

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    The only option to encrypt a user's "home directory" in Windows when Bitlocker cannot be used would be to use the built-in encrypted file system solution. If you cannot use EFS due to the license you have, your only option, is to use a third-party solution which you have also ruled out. – Ramhound Sep 16 '15 at 16:05
  • I only ruled out TrueCrypt Whole System(Which is whole system rather than just user space) or Containers(Which are not transparent) – Fabián Heredia Montiel Sep 16 '15 at 16:06
  • Unless, there really isn't anything besides BitLocker/EFS and TrueCrypt for Windows, which would be really sad. – Fabián Heredia Montiel Sep 16 '15 at 16:07
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    Windows 10 Home supports device encryption, which is enabled on certain classes of devices ( mainly limited to tablets ), Windows 10 Home does not support EFS and Bitlocker. Ronnie Vernon a Microsoft Community Moderator and MVP said the following "EFS has never been included in the core (Home, Starter, Basic) versions of Windows." which is indeed the case. – Ramhound Sep 16 '15 at 16:09
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    @FabiánH.jr. - My official answer to this question, would be to go look at the duplicate question, since the existing answers to that the duplicate question is exactly what I would provide if this was a unique question. One of the solutions, literally suggests an alternative to the NTFS EFS solution, which of course be the Windows version of EncFS – Ramhound Sep 16 '15 at 16:35

File / Device encryption requires device support of a TPM 2.0 chipset and InstantGo. A 3rd party app would be required for file encryption in your situation as well since EFS is not supported in Windows 10 Home.

Further details can be found via Microsoft's Windows 10 Specifications: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

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The only option to encrypt a Home Directory in Windows 10 is EFS, however it is only available in Windows 10 Pro [1]

Another alternative is to use BitLocker/Device Encryption if the computer has a TPM (Which is required in Windows 10 and can be overriden)

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