In tip 0573, we used the registry to alter the color that Windows Explorer uses to display compressed objects.

To alter the color that Windows Explorer uses to display encrypted files:

1. Alter the rr, gg, and bb values in the following EncryptColor.reg file, using the table from tip 0573:

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\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\]
"AltEncryptionColor"=hex:rr,gg,bb,00

2. Merge the EncryptColor.reg file with the registry or run regedit /s EncryptColor.reg.