EFS exporting key


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If I have a Windows 2000 sp4 machine that cannot boot to the OS and has some encrypted files on it. Is there a way that I can export the private key to a floppy using a utility that can be run from a command prompt? I tried using cipher but it can't be run from DOS.
 
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Drew Cooper [MSFT]

First you should back up your user profile.
Then you can try:
1) Try to repair the OS (it's free)
2) If #1 fails you can either contact Microsoft support or look for a
3rd-party tool. I'm not really supposed to recommend any 3rd party stuff,
but if you search in the Windows file system or security newsgroups you'll
find other people's recommendations.

You're actually luckier than most - you still have the key material on your
drive so your data is recoverable.
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Drew Cooper [MSFT]
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


smith2004 said:
If I have a Windows 2000 sp4 machine that cannot boot to the OS and has
some encrypted files on it. Is there a way that I can export the private key
to a floppy using a utility that can be run from a command prompt? I tried
using cipher but it can't be run from DOS.
 

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