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Find All EFS Encrypted Files in Windows 11

The Encrypted File System, or EFS, provides an additional level of security for files and folders. It provides cryptographic protection of individual files on NTFS file system volumes using a public-key system.

Files or folders saved into an existing encrypted folder will automatically be encrypted by EFS.

This tutorial will show you how to find and list all EFS encrypted files that belong to the current user on all connected NTFS local drives in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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