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How to disable EFS without registry? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello.

    When I create a file or folder on my Desktop then a lock sign appeared on the top on icon and I know it is because of EFS. I found a guidance for disable it via registry :

    EFS 

    But how can I disable it without registry?

    Thank you.

    Monday, July 17, 2017 6:32 AM

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  • Hello,

    Use this Group Policy setting to enable/disable EFS:

    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Public Key Policies\Encrypting File System

    Hope this helps, Good luck :)

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    Monday, July 17, 2017 8:47 AM
  • Hello,

    Use this Group Policy setting to enable/disable EFS:

    Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Public Key Policies\Encrypting File System

    Hope this helps, Good luck :)

    Microsoft MVP (Windows and Devices for IT)

    Windows Insider MVP

    Windows Help & Support [www.kapilarya.com]

    it show me no policy defined.
    Monday, July 17, 2017 11:10 AM
  • Hi,

    Please clear the EFS for desktop folder. Do the following:

    1. Right click the desktop folder, under General tab, click Advanced... button next to Attributes.

    2. In the Advanced Attributes window, under Compress or Encrypt attributes section, make sure Encrypt contents to secure data checkbox is not marked.


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    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 6:43 AM
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