Windows 10: Windows 10 photos app can access encrypted pictures in encrypted partition

Discus and support Windows 10 photos app can access encrypted pictures in encrypted partition in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi, I have encrypted a partition using both bitlocker and veracrypt and I noticed that even after locking the partition and unmounting it, for both... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Youness Youness_038, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Windows 10 photos app can access encrypted pictures in encrypted partition


    Hi, I have encrypted a partition using both bitlocker and veracrypt and I noticed that even after locking the partition and unmounting it, for both bitlocker and veracrypt, the photos app can still open the pictures from "recent files" .

    I tried to open the pictures using other apps but it doesn't work. I tried also to open text files but it doesn't work.

    So i think there is a problem with the photos app, maybe it stores the pictures somewhere so that it can open them after unmounting the encrypted volume.

    oddly when I open pictures located on a usb flash drive encrypted with bitlocker, photos can't access them from recent files after locking the usb drive. So the problem occurs only with encrypted partitions in the hard drive and only with the photos app.

    Thank You

    :)
     
    Youness Youness_038, Nov 8, 2019
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  2. Windows XP file encryption

    LOL thanks, I think its standard windows XP file encryption
     
    troyrae360, Nov 8, 2019
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  3. modder Win User
    Software encryption

    read this:
    The Encrypting File System (EFS) is a file system driver with filesystem-level encryption available in Microsoft Windows (2000 and later) operating systems, except Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium. The technology transparently allows files to be encrypted on NTFS file systems to protect confidential data from attackers with physical access to the computer.

    User authentication and access control lists can protect files from unauthorized access while the operating system is running, but are easily circumvented if an attacker gains physical access to the computer. One solution is to store the files encrypted on the disks of the computer. EFS does this using public key cryptography, and aims to ensure that decrypting the files is in theory impossible without the correct key. However, EFS is in practice susceptible to brute-force attacks against the user account passwords. In other words, encryption of files is only as strong as the password to unlock the decryption key.

    read more ...wikipedia Encrypting File System - Wikipedia
     
    modder, Nov 8, 2019
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  4. Windows 10 photos app can access encrypted pictures in encrypted partition

    File Encryption

    Yes,

    That is indeed the way to do it. Please observe the following:

    • Turning off the encryption setting does not remove encryption
    • Hard resetting your device destroys the only copy of the encryption key, and thus your access to these precious pictures.
    I would suggest copying them reguraly, or you can automate this using Microsoft's MyPhone service (free).

    Jaap

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    Jaap v. Ekris, Nov 8, 2019
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