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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 11:26:38 AM

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Hi

I recently had to reinstall my windows 2000 advanced server, so what I
had done was to move my files over to another pc. Some of the files
were encrypted now when I go to open or copy the encrypted file on the
second computer it is telling me I can not do it. Is there a way to
unecrypt to those files, is there a software that might do it.


Oh ya since I did reinstall my os I lost the certificate that came with
the unique key.

Thanks


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at51178
July 24, 2005 12:21:35 PM

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at51178 wrote:

>
> Hi
>
> I recently had to reinstall my windows 2000 advanced server, so what I
> had done was to move my files over to another pc. Some of the files
> were encrypted now when I go to open or copy the encrypted file on the
> second computer it is telling me I can not do it. Is there a way to
> unecrypt to those files, is there a software that might do it.
>
>
> Oh ya since I did reinstall my os I lost the certificate that came
> with the unique key.
>

Your files are probably unrecoverable. However, you can check here:

http://www.elcomsoft.com/aefsdr.html - Encrypted files retrieval
application

http://tinyurl.com/6l6xx - MS information about EFS (Encryption)
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/encrypt.htm - encryption info
http://www.beginningtoseethelight.org/efsrecovery/ - more encryption
info
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/private.htm - making stuff private

Malke
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MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 3:39:08 PM

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You should have decrypted your files before moving them.
Since you apparently lost your certificate, the encrypted files
will remain encrypted forever. What good would file encryption
be if it were easy to defeat?

You may wish to review the following:

Decrypt Encrypted files on Windows XP
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windowsxp/articles...

Windows Encrypted File System (EFS)
http://leoville.tv/radio/pmwiki.php/Main/WindowsEncrypt...

Advanced EFS Data Recovery
http://download2pc.com/9/107/Advanced-EFS-Data-Recovery...

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"at51178" wrote:

| Hi
|
| I recently had to reinstall my windows 2000 advanced server, so what I
| had done was to move my files over to another pc. Some of the files
| were encrypted now when I go to open or copy the encrypted file on the
| second computer it is telling me I can not do it. Is there a way to
| unecrypt to those files, is there a software that might do it.
|
| Oh ya since I did reinstall my os I lost the certificate that came with
| the unique key.
|
| Thanks
| --
| at51178
!