I was running EFSINFO on my WinXP SP3 machine today, trying to find any EFS-encrypted files on the system. Imagine my surprise when I discovered my
C:\xampp\htdocs\ directory is both NTFS-compressed AND EFS-encrypted! No joke here, I have the screenshot below, the directory view (clearly in "blue" signifying encryption, the GUI checkboxes BOTH checked, and the printout of the EFSINFO command (redirected to a text file).
I rebooted and nothing changed, so I'm terribly confused, I was under the impression that NTFS compression and encryption were mutually exclusive? I even pulled the drive and put it into a different machine to see if it was a Windows error. But no, the second machine gave the same display; its both encrypted and compressed, at the same time.
Now here's my question... What do I do? Despite the "wow didn't know that could happen" factor, this is clearly "wrong" and something needs to be fixed. I don't want to risk damaging something, so I was leery of just unchecking the encryption box without first consulting to see if there are any possible side effects. Has anyone seen/dealt with a similar issue before?