Encrypted File Scanner : Free Windows Encrypted File (EFS) Finder Tool|
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Encrypted File Scanner is the free tool to quickly scan and discover all the secret Encrypted files on Windows system.

Encrypting File System (EFS) is the component of NTFS file system that enables transparent encryption and decryption of files on Windows. This allows user to encrypt his/her secret files with just a click and prevent other users from accessing it. At the same time current user can access the encrypted files transparently as if they were not encrypted at all.

Encrypted File Scanner helps you to quickly find all such encrypted files using the parallel multi threaded scan of all the folders. It also automatically detects the Encrypted Executable Files (EXE, DLL, COM etc) and shows them in red color for easier identification. Similarly 'Encrypted Files' are shown in black color and Encrypted Folders' are shown in blue color.

It also provides Settings Dialog to help in fine tuning the various parameters for scanning operation.

It is very easy to use tool with its cool GUI interface. Particularly, more handy for Penetration testers and Forensic investigators.

It is fully portable and works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.

  • Free, Easy to use GUI based Software
  • Fast multi threaded Encrypted File finder to quickly scan entire computer, drive or folder
  • Settings dialog to fine tune the scanning operation
  • Color based representation of Encrypted Files/Folders/Executable Files
  • Sort feature to arrange the Encrypted files based on name/size/type/date/path
  • Detailed Encrypted file scan report in HTML format
  • Fully portable and can be run from anywhere
  • Also includes Installer for local installation/un-installation
Installation & Un-installation
Encrypted File Scanner includes Installer which guides you through series of steps in completion of installation.
At any point of time, you can uninstall the product using the Uninstaller located at following location (by default)
[Windows 32 bit]
C:\Program Files\SecurityXploded\EncryptedFileScanner

[Windows 64 bit]
C:\Program Files (x86)\SecurityXploded\EncryptedFileScanner
How to Use?
Encrypted File Scanner is easy to use with its simple GUI interface.

Here are the brief usage details
  • Run 'Encrypted File Scanner' on your system after installation
  • Click on 'Complete Computer' or select a Folder to scan
  • Next click on 'Start Scan' to begin searching for Encrypted files
  • All the discovered Encrypted files will be listed as shown in screenshot below. Encrypted folders are shown in blue color and EXE files are shown in red color.
  • Finally you can click on 'Report' button to generate detailed scan report in HTML format.
Note that EFS (Encrypting File System) feature is not available in some of Windows editions such as Home Premium. Also this feature is part of NTFS file system, so if you have drives with FAT32 or other file systems then it is not supported.
Screenshot 1: Encrypted File Scanner showing all the discovered Encrypted files/folders on Windows 8 system.
Screenshot 2: Detailed HTML Report of Encrypted File scanning operation.
EncryptedFileScanner showing the exported scan list
Release History
Version 1.6: 23rd May 2014
Improved GUI interface with glowing icon effects
Version 1.5: 17th Sep 2013
Check for NTFS Drives before EFS Scanning operation. EFS is supported only on NTFS drives unlike FAT16/FAT32 file systems.
Version 1.0: 21st July 2013
First public release of Encrypted File Scanner
FREE Download Encrypted File Scanner v1.6

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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