Windows 11: Enable Ransomware Protection

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You can enable Ransomware protection to files and folders within Windows 11, (this assumes you have access to OneDrive).

Locate and Enable Ransomware Protection

Windows Button > Settings.

Windows 11 Settings

Search for “Windows Security”.

Windows 11 Security Settings

Virus & Threat Protection (If yours is not selectable see the video (above).

Windows 11 Security Settings

Locate Ransomware Protection.

Windows 11 Manage Ransomware Protection

Switch to ‘On‘.

Windows 11 Controlled Folder Access


Windows 11 User Access Control

To se the folders currently being protected select ‘Protected Folders‘.

Windows 11 Protected Folders

Here you can add any folders to the default ones.

Windows 11 Adding Protected Folders Ransomware Protection

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