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To protect our files, we usually add password for them. In this article, we will talk about how to encrypt text files with three methods.



how to encrypt text files
Do you have some confidential information in the computer? To save these files well, you shall add password to protect them. Next, we will tell you how to encrypt text files in 3 ways.
Method 1: Encrypt Text Files with Renee File Protector
To protect the confidential information and the private files, you can use Renee File Protector to encrypt files. You can easily encrypt text, word, PPT and excel documents in different devices.
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Easy to use Few clicks for whole folder encryption process.

Overall protection Users can hide, lock or get other protection to files in local disk or USB disk.

High Security Classified encryption method prevents data from leakage.

Compression transfer Support to compress and encrypt any files to secure the file transfer security.

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Easy to use Few clicks for whole folder encryption process.

Overall protection Users can hide, lock or get other protection to files in local disk or USB disk.

High Security Classified encryption method prevents data from leakage.

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Steps:

① Install Renee File Protector. You will be asked to set the login password and fill in the other information at the first time.

set password in file protector to prevent data leakage
② 2. Click on [Encrypt File].
select encrypt function in folder encryption software
③ Then, click on [Add Files]. Then, select the target text file. Select [Encrypt to gfl] or [Encrypt to exe].

.gfl: The .gfl file should be opened with Renee File Protector. But there is no size limit when we encrypt files.

.exe: The .exe file can be directly decrypted without Renee File Protector. But the file should be 4GB or less.

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④ Set a password to encrypt.
set password for the encrypted data in folder encryption software
⑤ Double click on the file and enter the correct password to open next time.
enter the correct password to open gfl in renee file protector
Method 2: Encrypt Text Files with Renee SecureSilo
In addition to Renee File Protector, we can encrypt text files with Renee SecureSilo. Compared with the former application, Renee SecureSilo is more convenient. User can create an encrypted silo to save files, especially when you want to save a batch of text files. It supports to create the virtual disk up to 500GB, which can hold a great number of files.
Renee SecureSilo – Encrypt Confidential Data

Encrypt files in seconds Encrypt files with virtual encrypted disk and whole process can be finished in 1 second.

User friendly Concise interface helps users master the software in short time.

High Security AES256 encryption algorithm helps Renee Seecure Silo encrypt files confidentially.

Encrypt any Data Support to encrypt images, videos, Office documents and software.

Overall Data Protection Solution Protect data in USB disk/hide/disguise files/ Password wallet.

Easy to use Few clicks for whole encryption process.

User friendly Concise interface helps users master the software in short time.

Encrypt any Data Support to encrypt images, videos, Office documents and software.

Free TrialFree Trial 800 users have downloaded and protect data!
Steps:

a. Install and open Renee SecureSilo. Please set the login password at the first time.

set the login password for renee secure silo
b. Click on [Encrypt File] – [Create Silo].
create a virtual disk in renee secure silo
c. Then, select the position to save the silo, set the password and the size of the silo. After that, the silo will be created. You can continue to place text files into the silo to encrypt.
set a new password for the virtual disk in renee secure silo
Method 3: Protect Text Files with EFS

EFS, fully known as Encrypting File System, is the function in the NTFS file system. It is utilized in all the editions after Windows XP. It is noted that this function is not set in Windows Starter, Windows Home and Windows Home Premium.

Steps:

① Right click at the text file and then select [Properties]. Click on [Advanced] under the tab [General].

② Next, check the option [Encrypt contents to secure data].
③ If you see a warning window, you can select [Only encrypt file] and click on [OK] to confirm.
④ The name of the text file encrypted by EFS is displayed as green.
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