EFS Key6.5

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A simple-to-use and handy program worth having when you need to retrieve EFS-encrypted files from NTFS partitions, while running on low system resources

editor's review




EFS Key is a lightweight software application built specifically for helping you retrieve EFS-encrypted files from NTFS partitions. In order to recover the file, you need to specify the encryption password or the SAM database must be present.

Intuitive layout

You are welcomed by a clean feature lineup where most of the operations can be carried out with minimal effort. Plus, the program offers quick access to the files and folders stored in your computer, so you can easily choose the items that you want to process.

Basic functionality

EFS Key offers support for the following file systems: NTFS 1.1 and NTFS 5.0. Plus, you need to have administrator privileges in order to accomplish the decryption process. It doesn’t work with FAT partitions, dynamic disks, and corrupted, invisible, or inaccessible partitions.

You can view information about each file, such as name, size, type, and modification date. What’s more, you can browse throughout the disk contents then drag and drop files to a new location. Basically, it proves to be extremely easy to work with this utility, as the encrypted files are decoded during the process of copying the items.

During our testing we have noticed that EFS Key carries out a task very quickly. As it would be expected from such a small utility, it remains light on system resources, so it doesn’t hamper computer performance, nor interfere with other programs’ functionality.

Bottom line

All in all, EFS Key offers a simple yet efficient software solution for helping you retrieve EFS-encrypted files from NTFS partitions. It can be easily configured by all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

EFS Key was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on March 12th, 2014
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