"Encrypting File System (EFS) - efssvc.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Encrypting File System (EFS)" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service related to efssvc.dll?

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A

"Encrypting File System (EFS)" is a Windows 8 service that 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. "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service is provided by efssvc.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service:

Service name: EFS
Display name: Encrypting File System (EFS)
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe
Dependencies: {RPCSS}

"Encrypting File System (EFS)" service is provided by a program called: efssvc.dll:

Name: efssvc.dll
Location: C:\Windows\system32\efssvc.dll
Description: EFS Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 37376 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:05:34 AM UTC

Disabling "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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