Error Message When Attempting to Encrypt Files or Folders
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When you attempt to encrypt a folder (and all of its subfolders and files), you may receive an error message similar to the following example:
If you click Ignore, the files that generated the error message are not encrypted.
Error Applying Attribute
An Error occurred applying attributes to the file:
There is no valid encryption recovery policy configured for this system.
When you click Ignore after receiving the error message, the files that generated the error message during encryption are ignored so that the process can continue with any files that do not encounter the error.
After you receive the error message, you can choose from the following options:
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/222054/EN-US/ )Encrypting Files in Windows 2000
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223316/EN-US/ )Best Practices for Encrypting File System