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EncryptFile

The EncryptFile function encrypts a file or directory. All data streams in a file are encrypted. All new files created in an encrypted directory are encrypted.

VB4-32,5,6
Declare Function EncryptFile Lib "ADVAPI32" Alias "EncryptFileA" (ByVal lpFileName As String) As Boolean

Operating Systems Supported
Requires Windows 2000 or later; Win9x/ME: Not supported

Library
Advapi32

Parameter Information
lpFileName
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the file or directory to encrypt.
The caller must have FILE_READ_DATA, FILE_WRITE_DATA, FILE_READ_ATTRIBUTES, FILE_WRITE_ATTRIBUTES, and SYNCHRONIZE access to the file.

Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is nonzero.

If the function fails, the return value is zero. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

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