How to robocopy and remove EFS on destination files

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I want to use robocopy to backup data on Vista from internal NTFS HDD to external NTFS HDD.
The source files and folders are EFS encrypted.
Robocopy copies the files but the destination files are also EFS encrypted.
I do not want the destination files to be encrypted.

How do I tell robocopy to remove the EFS encryption on the destination files?

Question by:ptr727
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    Accepted Solution

    The easiest way is to have the external HDD formatted as FAT32 this way the EFS will not be transferred.  or do a 'cypher /d' on the copied files

    Author Comment

    Hmm, that will work.
    But anybody know of a way using robocopy directly?

    Author Comment

    No replies, I'll give you the points for the effort ;)

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