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January 5, 2005 11:01:59 PM

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I have one encrypted folder with multiple sub folders &
files which was encrypted to prevent others from viewing
this folder's items. Recently I did my yearly hard drive
wipe and reinstall of the OS. I backed up all my critical
files and data, performed the wipe & reinstall, and
restored the backed up files. Now I can't open the one
folder that is encrypted.

I've attempted un-encrypting the folder but I keep getting
denied access errors.

Is it possible to restore this one folder & all it's
contents so I can have access again?

Thanks,
Eric

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Anonymous
January 6, 2005 12:27:19 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

Recently I did my yearly hard drive
> wipe and reinstall of the OS. I backed up all my critical
> files and data, performed the wipe & reinstall, and
> restored the backed up files. Now I can't open the one
> folder that is encrypted.


Did you backup the keys?
See:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;241201

You would fall into the "workgroup" section.

> Is it possible to restore this one folder & all it's
> contents so I can have access again?


Not without the keys.


hth
DDS W 2k MVP MCSE

"Eric" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:024901c4f3a4$787c88b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> I have one encrypted folder with multiple sub folders &
> files which was encrypted to prevent others from viewing
> this folder's items. Recently I did my yearly hard drive
> wipe and reinstall of the OS. I backed up all my critical
> files and data, performed the wipe & reinstall, and
> restored the backed up files. Now I can't open the one
> folder that is encrypted.
>
> I've attempted un-encrypting the folder but I keep getting
> denied access errors.
>
> Is it possible to restore this one folder & all it's
> contents so I can have access again?
>
> Thanks,
> Eric
>
Anonymous
January 7, 2005 12:51:23 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.file_system (More info?)

Eric wrote:
> I have one encrypted folder with multiple sub folders &
> files which was encrypted to prevent others from viewing
> this folder's items. Recently I did my yearly hard drive
> wipe and reinstall of the OS. I backed up all my critical
> files and data, performed the wipe & reinstall, and
> restored the backed up files. Now I can't open the one
> folder that is encrypted.
>
> I've attempted un-encrypting the folder but I keep getting
> denied access errors.
>
> Is it possible to restore this one folder & all it's
> contents so I can have access again?
>
> Thanks,
> Eric

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