Windows 10: Encryption Password change Solved

  1.    29 Sep 2015 #1

    Encryption Password change

    I read that if a folder is encrypted and I change my login password, then I can't login to that folder anymore. I was testing that on my folder, I did encrypt it, now it's green, I went and changed my password and login again, but I still can access my encrypted folder.

    Is that normal or I'm doing something wrong with encryption?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       29 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello KasperKyd, :)

    If you change your own password, you'll still be able to access your EFS encrypted files/folders.

    If your password was changed by another administrator, then you will no longer be able to access them.
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  3.    29 Sep 2015 #3

    Awesome again Brink
    Thanks 10x
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       29 Sep 2015 #4

    You're most welcome. :)

    Just be sure to backup your EFS certificate in case you do ever lose access.

    Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate Backup

    Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate Restore
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  5.    29 Sep 2015 #5

    If you reinstall the OS you would loose access to encrypted files. Even an account created with the exact same name and password would have no access. Restoring a previously backed up certificate would solve this.
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