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How to Start/Stop Encrypting File System (EFS) service

Service name: EFS

Display name: Encrypting File System (EFS)


Provides the core file encryption technology used to store encrypted files on NTFS file system volumes. If this service is stopped or
disabled, applications will be unable to access encrypted files.

Path to executable:


Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Encrypting File System (EFS) service from Services.msc

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Locate Encrypting File System (EFS) service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Encrypting File System (EFS) service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

Type services.msc and press Enter