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Windows allows the selective encrypting of certain files or folders. I currently have a Windows folder that is set to "encrypt contents to secure data". (The Windows partition is NTFS.)

If I mount this drive under Linux, is there anyway to decrypt the contents of the directory so that I can read the files without having to reboot into Windows?

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According to the NTFS-3G FAQ, you can't read or write encrypted files:

[...] Reading and writing transparently compressed files are fully supported, but reading or writing encrypted files are not supported at the moment. [...]

So you'll need to do that from Windows at this point.

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