Monday, May 21, 2012 6:56 PM
I have a single folder (and contained subfolders) set to encrypt using EFS. This appears to work fine when I cut and paste from a non-encrypted folder to the encrypted folder, but dragging and dropping in Windows Explorer results in a 0 byte file which disappears. Is this normal??
Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, Workgroup only. Everything located on Users... which is on the C drive.
(Reposted from answers.microsoft.com)
- Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Monday, May 21, 2012 7:00 PM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 9:34 AMModerator
Sunday, June 03, 2012 11:37 AM
I used msconfig to turn off all non-MS services and rebooted. Things then seemed to work and I spent a day playing binary search to find out which particular service was causing the problem. It turned out that the only reason a clean boot seemed to help is that the behavior was time-dependent. Dragging a non-encrypted file to an encrypted folder worked for a few minutes, and afterwards would fail as described above.
- Edited by George_in_Boston Sunday, June 03, 2012 12:56 PM typo
Monday, June 04, 2012 3:11 AMModerator