I am trying to enable EFS on a folder and add some others users to access it too. but the Add button doesn't exist on the place it should be. I want to know what is the reason for that ?


You can add a user/key to a single encrypted file only, not on a entire directory. This depend on how EFS works. So, the "add" button will be present only when editing single file properties.

  • That's kind of disappointing for EFS. Do you know a way to do such a thing on a directory ? btw, thank you @shodanshok. – Shnd Apr 18 '15 at 6:24
  • Unfortunately, no workaround exist for apply directory-wide encryption policies with EFS. – shodanshok Apr 18 '15 at 9:41

You can use the following command to add a user to a directory:

 cipher ".\YourFolder" /adduser Dom\TestUser /s

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