Other Improvements: Encrypting File System

Windows 2000 protects laptop data with the Encrypting File System (EFS). EFS is an extension to the native Windows 2000 file system (NTFS 5) that lets users mark folders (or individual files) for encryption. Marked files will then be unreadable without a randomly generated secret key. EFS includes features to "escrow" keys so that administrators can recover the data of users who lose their keys or leave the company.

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