From: Drew Cooper [MSFT] (
Date: 09/24/03

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 15:23:33 -0700

IMHO "EFS file sharing" is an unfortunate choice of words on Microsoft's
part. It confuses the EFS behavior with concepts like network shares.
Because the folder itself isn't likely to have any interesting NTFS streams
and because we don't cascade EFS metadata from a parent folder to all of its
child objects, we don't support adding users to a folder.

For EFS best practices, see:

Drew Cooper [MSFT]
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"V" <> wrote in message
> In W2K3, I'm aware that you can share EFSed files with others by using the
> details button, but is there a way to share EFSed folders? If not, why
> you share individual files and not be able to allow sharing of folders?

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