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When you use the Encrypting File System (EFS) to encrypt files, some files are not fully encrypted in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

Assume that you use the Encrypting File System (EFS) to encrypt files in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008. After the encryption process is complete, you can retrieve the EFS0.tmp temporary file by using a file restoration tool. This file is in clear text format and is not encrypted.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB963046.

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