Encrypt all files according to policy

After a File Encryption policy has been assigned to your computer, existing files in the locations covered by the encryption policy are not encrypted automatically. An initial encryption has to be performed.

We recommend that you perform this initial encryption as soon as your computer receives a File Encryption policy although your security officer may automatically initiate this encryption task.

To start the encryption process manually, right-click the This PC node in Windows Explorer and select SafeGuard File Encryption > Encrypt according to policy. The SafeGuard File Encryption Wizard encrypts all files in folders and subfolders covered by the defined encryption rules.