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Encrypting File System makes folder 'Read Only'

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#1 yu gnomi

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 04:23 PM

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1 pro, from 8.1 core. I made a folder, right-clicked on it to bring up menu, selected properties, then advanced properties, and checked the 'Encrypt contents ...' option. Because I am a super-clever & sneaky guy, I also made it a hidden folder.


Windows keeps applying the 'Read Only' attribute to the folder, and I am not sure why. I can remove the attribute to move new contents to the folder -the move operation still seems like it isn't working, but when I cancel the move operation, the file has, in-fact, been moved. After a few minutes though, the folder is 'Read Only' again.


Is this normal? and is there any way to prevent it?

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:43 PM

If you need to encrypt things I suggest you use 7z to make encrypted archives instead, they would provide much stronger encryption. Or you could use tools specifically for encryption to have files really well protected.

Edited by rp88, 06 October 2015 - 12:43 PM.

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