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How to decrypt files without the EFS Certificate

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 14, 2005 10:25:15 AM

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Hello,

I accidently delete the EFS certificate in "Personal"
certificate for one of my encrypted folder. I did not
export the certificate before and did not delegate a
recovery agent. Right now I could not open the files
within it because I do not have permissions. How stupid i
am...

Is there any way to solve this serious problem?

Thanks!
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 14, 2005 3:13:04 PM

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No, without the necessary data, your data is effectively gone for good.
See the links near the bottom of this page for ways to help prevent this in
the future:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/encrypt.htm

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
http://www.dts-l.org


"Springna" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6b6801c528aa$05c512c0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Hello,
>
> I accidently delete the EFS certificate in "Personal"
> certificate for one of my encrypted folder. I did not
> export the certificate before and did not delegate a
> recovery agent. Right now I could not open the files
> within it because I do not have permissions. How stupid i
> am...
>
> Is there any way to solve this serious problem?
>
> Thanks!
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 14, 2005 7:51:46 PM

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Springna wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I accidently delete the EFS certificate in "Personal"
> certificate for one of my encrypted folder. I did not
> export the certificate before and did not delegate a
> recovery agent. Right now I could not open the files
> within it because I do not have permissions. How stupid i
> am...
>
> Is there any way to solve this serious problem?
Hi

Unless you have a backup of your user profile folder before you
deleted the EFS certificate, your files are gone.


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 14, 2005 7:51:47 PM

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Opps.. I did not have.
BTW, if I have, where would the certificate be within the
user profile folder?

Thanks again!

>-----Original Message-----
>Springna wrote:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I accidently delete the EFS certificate in "Personal"
>> certificate for one of my encrypted folder. I did not
>> export the certificate before and did not delegate a
>> recovery agent. Right now I could not open the files
>> within it because I do not have permissions. How
stupid i
>> am...
>>
>> Is there any way to solve this serious problem?
>Hi
>
>Unless you have a backup of your user profile folder
before you
>deleted the EFS certificate, your files are gone.
>
>
>--
>torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn
Norway
>Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version
of
>the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
>http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
x
>.
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
March 14, 2005 8:44:29 PM

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anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:

> Opps.. I did not have.
> BTW, if I have, where would the certificate be within the
> user profile folder?
Hi

Take a look at this site for more details:

http://www.beginningtoseethelight.org/efsrecovery/


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
!