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Q14230 - INFO: When an EFS encrypted source folder is copied the destination folder is no longer encrypted.

When Second Copy opens the file to copy, Windows EFS automatically decrypts it and hands the decrypted data to Second Copy. This decrypted file gets written to the destination volume in decrypted form. If you want the destination to maintain the encrypted file, you need to enable EFS on the destination volume also. That way, when Second Copy writes the file to the destination folder, Windows EFS will reencrypt the file.

 

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Created on 12/10/2008.
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