EFS recovery under XP-Pro stand-alone

Posted on 2004-11-11
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have successfully configured a recovery agent for EFS files, namely Administrator, however I cannot figure out how to decrypt a file.

When I view the file from the files owner's login it shows Administrator as a recovery agent but when I log in as Administrator and right click on the file and deselect the encrypt property I get "Access Denied".

What am I doing wrong?
Question by:johnocooper
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have you given the administrator ntfs permissions to the file/folder?

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::EDIT::  You may need to take ownership of the file to actually decrypt it.  Give this a shot if addint ntfs permissions doesn't work.

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