File System Encryption (Windows Embedded CE 6.0)


Windows Embedded CE includes file system encryption implemented as a file system filter that enables you to encrypt data stored on removable storage cards. The implementation encrypts the data on the media itself, and protect datas on mobile devices.

Because the filter is transparent, applications function in the same manner with or without the filter. However, using encryption might cause performance loss because encryption is a time-consuming process.

Encryption Overview

Describes how Windows Embedded CE file encryption is implemented, and explains how to enable encryption in a run-time image.

Enabling Encryption for a Storage Device

Describes the registry settings required to enable encryption for a storage device.

Setting Encryption Policy in the Registry

Describes the registry settings required to set default encryption behavior.

File System Filters

Describes how to implement a file system filter, and provides sample implementations.

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