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Anonymous
September 18, 2005 7:59:01 AM

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Hi everyone,

i have done a format and install clean operating system again(xp)! And i am
unable to decrypt my originally encrypted files. Is there any possible way to
decrypt ??? Please help. Thanks!
--
George
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:13:21 AM

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If you did not export, and save, your encryption key - the files are
unusable at this point. You may as well delete them off of your computer.

The computer has many capabilities. Just because it is capable of doing
something doesn't mean the "average" user should do so - without reading up
on the subject and thoroughly understanding the ramifications of doing so.

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Regards,

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User

Quote from: George Ankner
"If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!"

"smb2000user100" <smb2000user100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B97BB02A-C06E-44E7-9BA2-D38F58D932DB@microsoft.com...
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> i have done a format and install clean operating system again(xp)! And i
> am
> unable to decrypt my originally encrypted files. Is there any possible way
> to
> decrypt ??? Please help. Thanks!
> --
> George
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 11:56:09 AM

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On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 03:59:01 -0700, "smb2000user100"
<smb2000user100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>
>Hi everyone,
>
>i have done a format and install clean operating system again(xp)! And i am
>unable to decrypt my originally encrypted files. Is there any possible way to
>decrypt ??? Please help. Thanks!

If you're familiar with using a hex editor it's possible. If not you can
buy programs that will work too. I'd suggest reading this page:
http://www.beginningtoseethelight.org/efsrecovery/index...
--
Michael Cecil
http://home.comcast.net/~macecil/
http://home.comcast.net/~safehex/
Anonymous
September 18, 2005 12:04:13 PM

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Hi,

To decrypt files, you need either the original exported encryption
certificate or a recovery agent made in the original installation. Without
one of these, you will not be able to access encrypted files. EFS is a very
strong encryption.

However, are you sure that you encrypted them? Often times, people mistake
"access denied" messages for encryption, when in fact it is just an
ownership issue. If this is the case, it can be easily resolved by reading
the link below:
http://rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Taking_ownership

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"smb2000user100" <smb2000user100@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B97BB02A-C06E-44E7-9BA2-D38F58D932DB@microsoft.com...
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> i have done a format and install clean operating system again(xp)! And i
> am
> unable to decrypt my originally encrypted files. Is there any possible way
> to
> decrypt ??? Please help. Thanks!
> --
> George
!