EFS and lost recovery key
Posted on 2001-07-04
I recently encrypted a drive by accident when i was fooling with the cipher tool at home , the problem is i didnt realise I had encrypted the whole drive ( plz dont rub it in)
anyway to cut a long story short i rebuilt the system n as a result am unable to axs any data on the d drive , it registers as a healthy volume in disk manager but no file system is listed (no NTFS listing next to it)
and when i click on it in the logical drives veiw it says i have no permissions to axs , and when i try and add permissions it says i dont have permissions to add permissions.... Is there anyway I can retreive the data off there ???? there is like 14gig of data on that drive including my CV & all my study materials along with 2 years of email backups, my docs backups ect & god knows what else... and I am really desparate to find a solution for this stupid situation i have got myself into
( BTW Im guessing on the EFS bit but thats the only thing it could be , also it gets listed as Landis Secure File System when i try n look at it with partition magic ( no PM cant recover it i tried that first)...
recovery console is no help either it says its 1 or more unrecoverable errors...
Thanx In Advance