I'm trying to encrypt my user folder on a Windows 10 shared machine.

I don't have Windows Pro, so EFS or BitLocker are no option. I can't encrypt or change the whole system since I'm not the only user.

I want to automatically decrypt and mount my files when I login, like what eCryptfs does on Linux (Ubuntu's Encrypted Home documentation is based on eCryptfs).

Does Windows provide any sort for supporting encrypted user folders ? Do you know of any examples of such a configuration?

  • To clarify, you want to encrypt only your Windows user folder, and nothing else? That means you don't want Full Disk Encryption? – Mark Buffalo Oct 21 '15 at 15:41
  • While the part of the question that asks for a product recommendation is off-topic for this site, I think the overall question about whether Windows supports individual encrypted user directories is on-topic. – Neil Smithline Oct 21 '15 at 17:38
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    I think your question fits SuperUser website – user45139 Oct 21 '15 at 17:42
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    @Mark yes, exactly – Hey Oct 21 '15 at 19:05
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    @YdobEmos - I edited the question already to remove the product recommendation portion. Specific product recommendations are prohibited in most technical SE network sites. That said, someone may throw a product name into an answer to a more general question. – Neil Smithline Oct 21 '15 at 19:11

Try to use DiskCryptor. I don't think it can encrypt folders but it's very good at encrypting entire partitions. You can simply create a partition and use it as a folder and encrypt it using this free tool.


  • OP only wants it for the user folder, though. – Mark Buffalo Oct 29 '15 at 5:50
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    @MarkHulkalo yes I've mentioned that, but if he can always create a separate partition and use it as the encrypted folder. There's no real distinction if no other restrictions exist. – security_obscurity Oct 29 '15 at 5:53
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    It's like 2 AM, so I missed that... my apologies. – Mark Buffalo Oct 29 '15 at 5:55

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