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Why did Windows create an encryption key?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stefano Piccardi, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Stefano Piccardi

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    I'm not sure if what happened is linked to TCC or not, please help me understand.
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    copy ftp://mgppublic:public@mgpsoft.com/wcmenu.zip /G
    I was using the above to bring in wcmenu.zip from a remote system, which resulted in an 'invalid password' error (which isn't the issue). The first time my firewall prompted me to enable TCC as an ftp client, and I did. I repeated the copy command three or four times and it always failed with 'invalid password'. Then (this is the issue) Windows Security Center displayed a message saying that I should save file encryption credentials.
    What file encryption credentials? How did they get created? What file was encrypted? Where is it? I never used file encryption on this Windows 7 system, I don't even know how to turn it on/off.
     
  2. rconn

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  3. Stefano Piccardi

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    Not even the 3rd party network library?
     
  4. Charles Dye

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    Do you have an FTP.CFG file?
     
  5. rconn

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    Nope. But I suppose it's possible your firewall decided to do it after seeing several failed logins.
     
  6. Stefano Piccardi

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    Bingo. A new, zero-sized FTP.CFG file appeared in my TCC folder, date and time correspond to when I attempted ftp copying, and file attribute E is enabled.
     

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