The following links will show the SCVA’s current standings in the various age groups. An explanation of the point scale is below under the description of Mandatory tournaments. Please note, that there are no current standings until the completion of the first Mandatory. For a break down of the point system, please click here. We apologize for any confusion about the points. To view a sample diagram of how the Qualifying Tournaments play out, please click on the links below. Points are given to each team participating in the Mandatory tournaments. The number of points is derived from a pre-determined sliding scale and is based on each team’s overall finish within the entire age division. The following links will show all of the completed pools from the various tournaments.
NTFS5, the native file system used by Windows XP has a very cool feature called EFS, or Encrypted File System. EFS is an invisible file encryption method that is built directly into the file system. This provides an extra layer of protection for keeping your folders private. This guide will explain what it is and how to use it effectively. Please note that the EFS features have been removed from Windows XP Home Edition. So what operating system have this feature? Any Microsoft operating system 2000 or newer has this feature. So here’s the list as it stands at the time of this writing.
I’m not sure, but I assume the same rule will apply to Windows Vista releases. How can they remove EFS if it’s native to the file system? The answer, the Home and Pro versions use different NTFS drivers. Click OK to close the Properties dialog. If you are changing a folder that already contains files, you will recieve a confirmation dialog. The process for removing the EFS attributes is just the opposite the the above. Follow the same procedure and remove the checkmark we just added. Okay, so now we know how to do it, but how does EFS work? Well, I’m going to be as basic as possible in my approach.
I’m not about to begin trying to explain encryption in this single post. Basically, your computer creates a sort of password hash using your user information and then applies it to an algorithm and encodes your files. In basic english, that means that without being logged on with your user ID and password, the computer literally cannot read the file’s contents. You might compare it to trying to read an Arabic newspaper. That, of course, assuming you can’t read Arabic. All of these algorithms make use of a random cipher key so they present a fairly strong encryption. Your average joe is not going to crack this thing in any reasonable amount of time, especially if you use a strong Windows password. Now we have a basic understanding of what it does and how to do it, but is there anything else we should know. Let’s suppose you reload Windows and can’t log on with the user that originally encrypted the files.
Even recreating a user with the same name will not work. You won’t be able to view the files because your current user won’t be able to decrypt them. That’s could make for a big nightmare. Luckily, Windows provides a way for us to backup our EFS information to prevent this from happening. Don’t worry, not anyone who finds this floppy disk can use it. The backup procedure will setup the floppy so that it requires a password to use it. Without wasting any more time, here’s how to create the backup. Remove Snap-in and then click Add.