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Folder Encryption Problem

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Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
Anonymous
July 22, 2005 4:15:03 PM

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I have a folder in W2k Advanced Server which is encrypted. I can not access
any files within this folder either under the admin account or user account
with admin rights. I keep getting an error message that says the file is not
accessible. When I try to remove encryption from the Properties General tab I
also get an error. Can someone please provide me with feedback on how to
remove encryption and access these files.

Thank you.

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Anonymous
July 22, 2005 6:16:03 PM

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You'll have to log in as the user who encrypted the file. Only that user
will have access to it. That's the reason for EFS.

Thanks.
Pat
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"GoingNutz" wrote:

> I have a folder in W2k Advanced Server which is encrypted. I can not access
> any files within this folder either under the admin account or user account
> with admin rights. I keep getting an error message that says the file is not
> accessible. When I try to remove encryption from the Properties General tab I
> also get an error. Can someone please provide me with feedback on how to
> remove encryption and access these files.
>
> Thank you.
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 5:35:45 PM

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"" wrote:
> I have a folder in W2k Advanced Server which is encrypted. I
> can not access
> any files within this folder either under the admin account or
> user account
> with admin rights. I keep getting an error message that says
> the file is not
> accessible. When I try to remove encryption from the
> Properties General tab I
> also get an error. Can someone please provide me with feedback
> on how to
> remove encryption and access these files.
>
> Thank you.

to decrypt the file must login as the user or as a designated recovery
agent

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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 6:39:16 PM

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The the reskit utility named efsinfo and use it to see into the headers to
identify what account may be used to decrypt the file, if it has a still
valid EFS key.
http://support.microsoft.com/search/default.aspx?qu=efs...
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"GoingNutz" <GoingNutz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I have a folder in W2k Advanced Server which is encrypted. I can not
access
> any files within this folder either under the admin account or user
account
> with admin rights. I keep getting an error message that says the file is
not
> accessible. When I try to remove encryption from the Properties General
tab I
> also get an error. Can someone please provide me with feedback on how to
> remove encryption and access these files.
>
> Thank you.