We talked about what EFS encryption is and how to use it with your computer files here. Today, let’s talk about how to open such a file on another computer or under another user.
To do this:
- On the computer in the account where you want to access the encrypted files, open the certificate file.
The certificate import wizard opens automatically. For a basic scenario, it is sufficient to use the default settings in it.
- Enter the password for the certificate.
- After the successful import, of which you will receive a notification, the previously encrypted files will also be opened on this computer under the current user.
It should be noted that the EFS-encrypted files are not protected against deletion: they can be deleted by any user on any computer.