My daughter was encrypting a book she was writing. She had a virus take over her computer. When I finally removed the virus the boot file was corupt and the only way to recover the computer was to reload win xp. After reloading we discovered that her archived files were no longer accessible. Does anyone have any ideas? She really wants to recover this book.
If the files were encrypted using the EFS built in to XP then there is no cheap or easy way, that I know of, to recover them. This is becasue you have created a new XP installation and a new user. You could try the trial version of this program to see if the files can be recovered. If so, then you have to decide how much they are worth to you.