As long as you keep regular full backups, EFS is fine. The trouble arises if you have to reinstall Windows, as the EFS keys will be overwritten and the EFS volume will become useless. If you don't keep complete backups, uses PGP instead. -----Original Message----- From: Dean Theophilou [mailto:dino7@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 18 October 2003 05:30 To: Windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Does anyone have an opinion of Windows 2k's EFS (Encrypting File System) vs., let's say, PGP? I'd appreciate any input. Thanks. Dean Theophilou This message contains information which may be confidential and privileged. Unless you are the addressee (or authorized to receive for the addressee), you may not use, copy, or disclose to anyone the message or any information contained in the message. If you have received the message in error, please advise the sender by e-mail reply to dino7@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, and then delete the message.