Encrypted by Bitlocker win 7

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I encrypted my folders with bitlocker and they turned green then i changed my windowes so i dont have access to my last user but i do have Recovery key identification,Full recovery key identification and BitLocker Recovery Key how can i use these to recover my files?
what i did to encrypt my files was right click then properties then advanced then encrypt content to secure data at the end.
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  1. hang-the-9 said:


    Thanks but the problem is i dint not use bitlocker to lock the Drive i just used it to lock some folders inside of my Drive F and now in Control panel Bit locker section all of the drives are unlocked already, what i exactly did was using win 7 right clicked then advanced and checked encrypt content to secure data and now after changing my win 7 i cant access them
  2. Not BitLocker then, that is only for full drive encryptions. Maybe EFS then.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-Encrypting-File-System-EFS

    You should have options to use the files you used to open the folder though, what happens when you try to access the files?
  3. hang-the-9 said:
    Not BitLocker then, that is only for full drive encryptions. Maybe EFS then.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-Encrypting-File-System-EFS

    You should have options to use the files you used to open the folder though, what happens when you try to access the files?


    the files turned green when i click on them they dont open when i right click go advanced and try to uncheck encrypt content to secure data i get an error occurred applying attribute to the file and access denied.
  4. You probably don't have user rights to the files after you re-installed Windows. Take ownership of the files, although make sure that does not destroy the encryption key used on the files. You would see a warning.
  5. hang-the-9 said:
    You probably don't have user rights to the files after you re-installed Windows. Take ownership of the files, although make sure that does not destroy the encryption key used on the files. You would see a warning.


    how can i do that ?
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