Decryption of files and folders


K

Krishna

Hi,
My HDD partition is C: and D:. I have my data files in D:\. in order to
protect my data i had applied encrytion to all the folders and files in this
drive. recently my C: was formatted and Win XP was reinstalled...my D:\ was
not formatted...

Now i'm not able to open, view or worse even copy these files in D:\ i tried
removing the encryption by it displays a error message that "error in
applying attributes"

Can any one please let me know on how to decrypt the files and folders in
D:\ please help as i have valuable data in my D:|
 
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D

Daniel Petri

If you've used EFS and did not properly back up your private key, you're
toasted. If the computer was a member of a domain you could have removed EFS
by using the Recovery Agent's user account and private key. But on an XP
stand-alone machine there is NOT Recovery Agent, and even of there was,
since you formatted the drive all the data on it is lost.

You could try to use Elcomsoft's EFS recovery tool, but it costs money and
I'm not sure it will help when the machine was formatted.

--
Sincerely,

Daniel Petri
MVP, Senior IT consultant, trainer
www.petri.co.il
 
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T

Twayne

Hi,
My HDD partition is C: and D:. I have my data files in D:\. in order
to protect my data i had applied encrytion to all the folders and
files in this drive. recently my C: was formatted and Win XP was
reinstalled...my D:\ was not formatted...

Now i'm not able to open, view or worse even copy these files in D:\
i tried removing the encryption by it displays a error message that
"error in applying attributes"

Can any one please let me know on how to decrypt the files and
folders in D:\ please help as i have valuable data in my D:|

As I said in the other group, your files are gone unless you created the
keys disk.

Please read this:
How to Post to more than one group:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting
 

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