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Vista encryption - how to turn it off?

by Ck87.JF / December 26, 2007 6:40 PM PST

I think I may have somehow enabled encryption or something in Vista, because now, when I start the computer, some box pops up in the tray asking me to make a backup key or something, but I don't remember enabling it. When I click or right click it, it pops up a box with three big buttons, though I can't remember what exactly they all are, two are pretty much back up the keys, or don't do it. I usually hit cancel or the "x," but it kinda worries me, because I don't want to lose access to stuff if it becomes encrypted.

My question - how can I find out if it's enabled, and how do I turn it off/disable it?

I am using:
Windows Vista Ultimate

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Links about BITLOCKER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 8:19 AM PST
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how to discern if any files are already encrypted?
by Ck87.JF / December 27, 2007 9:06 AM PST
In reply to: Links about BITLOCKER.

thanks for the links; the second one says:
WARNING: Be sure to decrypt all files and folders before you disable encryption.

So, how do I make sure nothing has already been encrypted?
Thanks!

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In EFS we don't worry too much since
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 11:10 AM PST

We back up the credentials. Try going over the articles one more time. I'm too tired to do this at the moment but I remember it's in there.

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