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 I have a D/C wiht a drive that has files that need EFS I know how to do that, but do I have to give access to each file to someone else one file at a time or can I do it via the folder, I can't seem to be able to do the entire folder.
Also how would I export that recovery agent certicitae?

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JC
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Hi Noad,

Regarding the first part of your question : You may share an encrypted file with additional users after you have encrypted the file. You can only do this on a per file basis.  Please see the link below:

http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/pc_file_encryption.html

Now for the second part for exporting  the recovery agents private key:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241201


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Vishnu,
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 So if I uderstand this correctly I can share the folder, but i have to give each user that I want to be able to open the file the certificate key?
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Hi Noad,

For sharing the encrypted file  you do not have to give the certificate key, you need to add the users who can temporarily access the EFS file.

Regards,

Vishnu.

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Yes, I understand that I need to add the user that I want to have access to the folder and files, my question is do I have to add the certificate on each file fr the user that I want to be able to open that file that has EFS on it?
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Hi Noad,

Yes you have to add the certificate.  The user with whom you want to share files needs to export their EFS certificate and give it to you. After you get the EFS certificate from the person you want to share the file with, you need to import the certificate.After you have imported the certificate, you need to add it to the file you want to share.

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Vishnu.
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OK,
and I have to do the same for every file, in other words I can not do it on folder I have to do it on each and every file that I want someoen to have access to.
I'm I correct?
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Sorry it took me long to get back to you.
Thank you for your help
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