Vista Search of EFS files

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Knox, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Knox

    Knox Guest

    It looks like search in Vista is not actually indexing my encrypted files
    that live in My documents. Oops, I mean Documents. I've turned on the
    Index Encrypted Files option for search, but although most web advice
    implies that this option should allow my files to be indexed, it doesn't
    seem as if that is the case.

    I understand that if the search indexer runs under system, then how could it
    even have access to my encrypted files since it wouldn't have the key.

    But it's pretty useless if it can't search my encrypted files. And what a
    misleading option to say "search encrypted files", when it really means
    offline files or something.

    Any advice on how to improve the situation?

    TIA

    Knox
     
    Knox, Feb 21, 2007
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