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Disable The EFS Service on Windows 7

In this article we will show you how to disable the "Encrypting File System (EFS)" service, on Windows 7. Follow the simple guide below.


Disable The EFS Service on Windows 7

  • Click on Start then type "services.msc" in the search field and press enter.
  • In the "Services" window, look for the following entry:
  • Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Double click and set the "Startup type" as "Disabled"

  • Click on OK to validate.


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