EFS-encrypted file maintains encryption when copied to non-encrypted folder
Posted on 2012-12-21
Running Windows 7 Professional SP-1, I have some folders which are encrypted with EFS, such that subfolders and files are also encrypted. When I copy a file from one of these folders to an unencrypted folder, I am accustomed to Windows asking me to confirm that I want to copy the file without its encryption. Recently I had to replace a corrupted administrator account with a new account, and since then, there is no such dialog box, regarding the loss of encryption. The encrypted file is copied to an unencrypted folder and it remains encrypted. This is unwanted behavior, and I wonder how to remedy it?