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As per this question Apache 2.2 is not supposed to be able to access its DocumentRoot if the folder has been encrypted with EFS

However I was wondering if there is a way, maybe by modifying the permissions for that folder, that Apache can have access to it. The OS is Windows 8.1 Professional.

The reason is that this is a non-production machine (it is used for development) which is relatively vulnerable to theft and the source code is valuable so I want it to be protected in case of physical access to the disk by unauthorised people.

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Better approach would seem to be full disk encryption. I can't imagine trying to combine EFS and Apache's document root in a professional systems administration capacity... unless, perhaps, I was looking to drive one of my coworkers insane. – HopelessN00b Mar 28 '14 at 2:38
Hey HoplessN00b your comment makes a lot of sense but I just wanted to figure out if there was a quick and dirty solution which does not require BitLocker and a TPM chip. – mastazi Mar 28 '14 at 2:42
You can use BitLocker without a TPM chip. You then have to enter a passphrase every time you boot the system. – Michael Hampton Mar 28 '14 at 3:09
Good point. I was reading an outdated BitLocker guide which only mentioned the TPM or the USB-stored key, but now I have found out in the Windows 8 documentation that alternatively you can also type a password at boot. Reference… – mastazi Mar 28 '14 at 3:21

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