Manage the Encrypting File System (Windows 2000/XP)
When you use Encrypting File System (EFS), you can store data securely because selected NTFS file system files and folders can be encrypted. This setting allows you to enable or disable EFS.
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Open your registry and find or create the key below.
Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "EfsConfiguration" and set it according to the value data below.
Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
Value Name: EfsConfiguration
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (1 = disable EFS, 0 = enable EFS)
- Show Encryption Commands on the Shortcut Menu (Windows 2000/XP)
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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last modified: August 8, 2002
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