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Copying encrypted files to external drive in DOS?

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July 1, 2010 2:31:11 AM

Not sure if this is the best forum for this..

I'm unable to startup my laptop in normal or safe mode, so I booted with my Win 7 CD, chose Repair, then DOS window. I'm copying data off onto my backup drive. Problem is that I can't copy off some encrypted files. I get "access denied" error.

MY QUESTION:
Is there any way to copy encrypted files onto my external drive in DOS? I've been using xcopy for other files.

I have a backup of my encryption key so am hoping that I can use that to decrypt on the new drive... not sure if that will work, either.
July 1, 2010 11:30:13 AM

No suggestions?
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July 1, 2010 11:32:37 AM

may want to ask in the win 7 forum. Or maybe someone will come along. Don't be impatient, not every thread gets read overnight.
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July 1, 2010 12:01:03 PM

Thanks. I'll ask in the Win 7 forum also. I'm trying to get this wrapped up today and do a clean reinstall but hate to lose some critical data if there's a way to save it.
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July 8, 2010 12:31:12 AM

Solution:
A friend helped me take the laptop drive out and use his cable to read the data and copy it off, after installing the backup of the encryption key. So the fix was the cable and installing my encryption key on the 2nd pc.
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