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Windows 7: Sharing EFS encrypted files over network

31 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Sharing EFS encrypted files over network


I'm trying to access a network folder share with my notebook. The share contains EFS encrpyted files and is located on a PC that runs Windows 7 Ultimate RTM. My notebook runs Vista Entreprise. I can see the files and its sizes, but I cannot copy them to my notebook or open them directly from the share without getting an "access denied" error.

I installed the PC's encryption certificate on my notebook (as documented in Vista's help) but keep getting the "access denied" error.

I have no issues with copying or opening files on the network share that are not encrypted. The error message only appears when trying to copy/open encrypted files.

Any ideas?


PD: I posted a similar thread in Windows Vista Forums ( because I experience the same problem when accessing shares with encrypted files on a Vista PC.

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