EFS expired certificate


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Rob M

EFS has stopped working on my Win XP SP3 computer. When I try to
encrypt a file, I receive the message, "Recovery policy configured for
this system contains invalid recovery certificate."

I finally traced the problem to an expired file recovery certificate
that's visible only under rsop.msc | computer configuration | windows
settings | public key policies | encrypting file system. I can't find
the certificate through certmgr.msc or gpedit.msc to delete or renew
it. It's like the certificate exists only through rsop.msc.

Any suggestions on what to do?

Thanks,
Rob
 
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Rob M

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it's on a domain. But no other computers on the domain have the expired certificate as far as I can tell.

I was not able to decrypt encrypted files. Fortunately I had a back-up that I was able to use.

Thanks,
Rob
 
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Rob M

Thank you. I have admin rights on this computer, but the problem has persisted when other accounts are created and also with the built-in local admin account. Is there any way to take care of the problem without involving the network administrator?
 

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