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Windows 7: question about encrypted files and related EFS certificates or private

08 Dec 2013   #1
thomas1004

windows 7 professional x64
 
 
question about encrypted files and related EFS certificates or private

Hello to all,

I'm running Windows 7 x64 Pro.

I encrypted a word doc and exported the private key/certificate to an external drive.

If I encrypt any further files going forward, will this exported certificate be able
to decrypt these files, or do I have to export again if any new files are encrypted?

Thanks for your help.
Tom


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08 Dec 2013   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tom,

Unless user access (step 8 below) for an encrypted file has been changed for the EFS certificate, the same certificate will be used with future encrypted files.

Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File

Hope this helps.
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