Encrypted TXT File

Discussion in 'A+' started by deepdale11, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. deepdale11

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    I moved a encrypted txt file from a folder on my windows 2000 computer to another folder on my computer,the new folder is shared on my network amd is no longer encrypted???

    Any idea's!
     
  2. d-Faktor
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    an encrypted file or folder is decrypted if you move it to a volume that is not an ntfs file system volume. any chance of that in your situation?
     
  3. deepdale11

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    Yeah the target folder is on a fat32 partition,is that why??
     
  4. Kitkatninja
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    Fat/Fat32 partitions do not have the security features that NTFS has.
     
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  5. ffreeloader

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    Sounds like you need to study up on Window's file systems, i.e. Fat32, Fat16, NTFS, etc... so you will understand the differences. Then study up on the encryption that Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 use to encrypt files and folders.

    This site will help you with file systems.

    Here is a page full of links to info on how the encryption works in 2000, 2003 and XP. This is actually one of the best single links I've ever found on encryption in Windows.
     
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