Encryption under FAT32

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by guanellaluigi, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. guanellaluigi

    guanellaluigi MDL Novice

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    #1 guanellaluigi, Oct 7, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
    I'm on Windows 10TP.
    I just copied a file from an encrypted NTFS folder to a FAT32 USB Key.

    On the key, the file is still represented by a green filename, and that file is unreadable under Windows 7.

    AFAIK, and a simple Google search confirmed it, encryption is not expected to work under FAT32.
    Can you explain me?
     
  2. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    you should format pendrive as ntfs, fat32 doesn't have permissions
     
  3. guanellaluigi

    guanellaluigi MDL Novice

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    I am saying that the file is copied to FAT32 as encrypted, and there is no user interface to decrypt it.
     
  4. kbman

    kbman MDL Novice

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    It should automatically decrypt it if you move it to fat32, but only if you are the original user because it will only be decrypted by the original user.