Need help regarding Encrypting File System (EFS)


  • Whwnever I add any new file or folder to 'Documents' in Library its colour become green and it encrypt automatically..

    I try to run Cipher.exe  in the  Command Prompt window and it show:


     "Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.


     Listing C:\Users\Uddhab\
     New files added to this directory will not be encrypted.

    U Contacts
    U Desktop
    E Documents
    U Downloads
    U Favorites
    U Links
    U Music
    U Pictures
    U Saved Games
    U Searches
    U Tracing
    U Videos



    But the problem didn't get solve.
    How to solve?

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:35 AM


  • On my Windows XP SP3, typing cipher.exe /? at the command prompt gives me some good information.

    To decrypt only sub-folders inside the C:\Users\Uddhab folder, the command at the prompt should be:

    C:\Users\Uddhab>Cipher.exe /d

    To decrypt the Documents folder as well as sub-folders in the Documents folder-

    C:\Users\Uddhab>Cipher.exe /d /s:Documents

    This will mark the Documents folder as unencrypted so any file or folder you copy will now be unencrypted. You will still manually need to decrypt the already encrypted files inside Documents folder (select all the encrypted files, right-click > Properties > Advanced > Uncheck 'Encrypt contents to secure data' > OK).

    • Marked as answer by Uddhab Friday, February 24, 2012 7:39 AM
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:20 PM