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An empty encrypted folder remains on a computer that is running Windows Vista after you move the folder to a network share

SYMPTOMS
You have a folder that is encrypted by the Encrypting File System (EFS) feature on a computer that is running Windows Vista. When you move the encrypted folder to a network share that is not encrypted, the folder and the files that are contained in the folder are moved successfully. However, an empty encrypted folder that has the same name as the encrypted folder remains on the source computer.
WORKAROUND
Delete the empty folder manually.
Windows Vista-based empty root folder
Properties

Article ID: 978175 - Last Review: 12/18/2009 03:14:25 - Revision: 1.0

  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
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