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September 19, 2005 4:49:02 PM

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I encrypted one of my folders on my drive D using the right click on a folder
& selcting Properties, then clicking on the Advanced button & ticking the
Encrypt contents to secure data.

I then had to re-format my drive C, now I can not gain access to this
folder, although I had most of my data backed up somewhere else, there are
some folders that I can not gain access to and I need to as I have some
important that I did not have saved.

Does anyone know how I can get access to this folder as I have save that
folder.

I can see the folder but can not see the information in the folder.

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Anonymous
September 19, 2005 7:09:32 PM

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In article <BCDB6FD2-989E-40C4-BB8F-BFA3F7B7629C@microsoft.com>,
lesC@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> I encrypted one of my folders on my drive D using the right click on a folder
> & selcting Properties, then clicking on the Advanced button & ticking the
> Encrypt contents to secure data.
>
> I then had to re-format my drive C, now I can not gain access to this
> folder, although I had most of my data backed up somewhere else, there are
> some folders that I can not gain access to and I need to as I have some
> important that I did not have saved.
>
> Does anyone know how I can get access to this folder as I have save that
> folder.
>
> I can see the folder but can not see the information in the folder.
>
They are gone forever.
Next time you use attempt to use EFS, open the Certificates MMC focused
on the current user, and then export the EFS certificates including the
private key.
Export the file and passport to a safe location (not on your hard drive)
and then you will be able to recover in the future.
Hope you did not lose anything really important.
Brian
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 7:58:54 PM

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If you did not backup your encryption keys, then you're out of luck.

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"lesC" <lesC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BCDB6FD2-989E-40C4-BB8F-BFA3F7B7629C@microsoft.com...
>I encrypted one of my folders on my drive D using the right click on a folder
> & selcting Properties, then clicking on the Advanced button & ticking the
> Encrypt contents to secure data.
>
> I then had to re-format my drive C, now I can not gain access to this
> folder, although I had most of my data backed up somewhere else, there are
> some folders that I can not gain access to and I need to as I have some
> important that I did not have saved.
>
> Does anyone know how I can get access to this folder as I have save that
> folder.
>
> I can see the folder but can not see the information in the folder.
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 8:09:46 PM

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Without access to the original profile or keys, your data is as good as
gone.
It is to late to recreate them.
See the links near the bottom of this page to help prevent this in the
future:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/encrypt.htm

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"lesC" <lesC@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BCDB6FD2-989E-40C4-BB8F-BFA3F7B7629C@microsoft.com...
>I encrypted one of my folders on my drive D using the right click on a
>folder
> & selcting Properties, then clicking on the Advanced button & ticking the
> Encrypt contents to secure data.
>
> I then had to re-format my drive C, now I can not gain access to this
> folder, although I had most of my data backed up somewhere else, there are
> some folders that I can not gain access to and I need to as I have some
> important that I did not have saved.
>
> Does anyone know how I can get access to this folder as I have save that
> folder.
>
> I can see the folder but can not see the information in the folder.
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