EFS - Backup Certificate & Keys???
Can someone explain why I am getting this message to backup my certicate &
I am using Vista Ultimate but have not set up EFS and so far have no need to
do so. Yet I began receiving a message yesterday stating that I should back
up my certicates and keys from "Encrypting File System". I did not know why
and elected to try to backup. Needless to say, this was fruitless since the
dialog asked me the file name to backup and I had no idea what it would be.
I then elected to be notified again later but the message now appears on
I seem to remember someone stating that this may have something to do with
OneNote which is on my machine but has yet to be used.
The message seems to have started after I downloaded a compressed file from
Apple (the one for the iPhone) and extracted it. It has since been deleted.
I do not know if this is related to the problem.
I am really lost here. I am tempted to pick the option to "Never back up"
since I do not think I have any encrypted files.
Is there a way to check whether any encrypted files exist and what their
source is (since I did not do it)? And does anyone know why this message
would all of a sudden just start popping up? More importantly, what should I
do to get rid of it?
Thanks for any help.