When I copied some files from work onto my external hard drive it copied them as encrypted files.

NOTE: The drive is not encrypted - just individual files.

Now when I try to copy files from the external drive to my PC, Nautilus crashes. In fact Nautilus crashes even when I browse a directory that contains an encrypted file.

I can browse the file system using the terminal, although I get "Permission Denied" errors if I try to copy the encrypted files. On Windows the encrypted files are listed in green in Windows explorer.

Is there anyway that I can list which files on the external drive are encrypted?


I understand that you cannot decrypt these encrypted files under Linux per this Q&AL Use Linux to read contents of Windows encrypted folder. However, I can list them in the terminal so I'm looking for a way to list which ones are encrypted and which ones are not.

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    With what were these files encrypted?
    – HalosGhost
    Jun 28, 2014 at 16:45
  • It was in a corporate environment where I no longer work. All the files on the work PC appeared to be encrypted. I assumed it was Windows built in but I don't know for sure.
    – opticyclic
    Jun 29, 2014 at 7:21
  • 1
    File bug report on nautilus. Jun 29, 2014 at 12:19


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