EFS Sharing Problem

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  1. DekHog

    DekHog New Member

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    Hi all...

    I'm trying to share an encrypted folder between two Win 7 laptops - have followed the instructions below to the T, but still get the same 'Access Denied' error, even after exporting/importing the certificate - am I missing something obvious?

    Instructions below...

    To export the EFS certificate and key


    • Click to open Certificate Manager.* [​IMG] If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    • In the left pane, double-click Personal, click Certificates, and then click the EFS certificate that you want to export.
    • Click the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and then click Export.
    • In the Certificate Export wizard, click Next.
    • Click Yes, export the private key, and then click Next.
    • Click Personal Information Exchange, and then click Next.
    • Type the password you want to use, confirm it, and then click Next.
    • The export process creates a file to store the certificate in. Type a name for the file and the location (include the whole path) or click Browse, navigate to a location, type a file name, and then click Save.
    • Click Next, and then click Finish.

    To import the EFS certificate and key


    • Click to open Certificate Manager.* [​IMG] If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    • In the left pane, click Personal.
    • Click the Action menu, point to All Tasks, and click Import.
    • In the Certificate Import wizard, click Next.
    • Type the location of the file that contains the certificate, or click Browse, navigate to the file's location, and then click Next.
      If you navigate to the right location, but don't see the certificate you are importing, then, in the list next to the File name box, click Personal Information Exchange.
    • Type the password, select the Mark this key as exportable check box, and then click Next.
    Am totally at a loss as to what else to try??
     

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