can I safely change my account password now?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Anakunda, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. Anakunda

    Anakunda MDL Senior Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Hi! Is it safe to change existing windows password? I did so once and noticed all encrypted files lost the access. I've read also some articles about EFS certificate being tied with account password, so that file encryption is only valid for same certificate and password. If that's true, how can I change my account password without losing ability to access encrypted files?