Solved

Encrypt file access issue after format the windows xp  system

Posted on 2006-06-14
7
481 Views
Last Modified: 2008-11-03
hi,

I have Encrypt a folder and backup it on another drive and than format after few days
and configure the system with same detail but i not able to access the file which are avilble in Encrypt folder

plz suggest me a solution how i can get back my files.

thanks
Naresh
0
Comment
Question by:nareshver
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
LeeTutor earned 168 total points
ID: 16905771
If you didn't designate a Recovery Agent or export your certificate and private key, I don't believe you will be able to do it:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308993
HOW TO: Remove File Encryption in Windows XP
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:LeeTutor
ID: 16906220
0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:craylord
craylord earned 166 total points
ID: 16906812
http://www.elcomsoft.com/aefsdr.html

It's the only application that I know of that will decrypt the files. Unfortunately it's not free. The personal version is $99. It just depends how much your data is worth. Unless you have a backup somewhere? Good luck!
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Mohammed Hamada
Mohammed Hamada earned 166 total points
ID: 16908377
HOW TO: Remove File Encryption in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;308993 


Without a backup of the original Encryption Certificate Key, encrypted files
are unrecoverable as they will stay encrypted forever.  There is no recovery
method since the encryption algorithm is now completely different with a
reinstall of Windows XP.


See if the following articles help in any way:


HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421 


Best Practices for the Encrypting File System
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;223316 


Encrypting File System in Windows XP
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prod 
technol/winxppro/deploy/CryptFS.asp


EFS Files Appear Corrupted When You Open Them
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;329741

0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Mohammed Hamada
ID: 16908392
Without Certification Keys, you won't be able at all to restore these data..

0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Cybersecurity has become the buzzword of recent years and years to come. The inventions of cloud infrastructure and the Internet of Things has made us question our online safety. Let us explore how cloud- enabled cybersecurity can help us with our b…
There are many Password Managers (PM) out there to choose from. PM's can help with your password habits and routines, but they should not be a crutch you rely on too heavily. I also have an article for company/enterprise PM's.
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
A simple description of email encryption using a secure portal service. This is one of the choices offered by The Email Laundry for email encryption. The other choices are pdf encryption which creates an encrypted pdf of your email and any attachmen…

896 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now