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Hi guys,

My partners computer recently dies and i have had to recover her data from and external hard drive.

There are several .Encrypted files on her machine (eg file.txt.Encrypted)

I want to know a few things:

Firstly, what programs can you recommed for opening the files (freeware / free programs please)
Secondly, how can i go about retrieving the data from the files if i have had to restore the files to a different computer (my laptop).  I know this may not be the type of question smiled upon in thei forum, but there are some letters and pictures from her now dead grandfather which mean the world to her and i NEED to recover the documents ASAP.

Please help in any way possible
Ben
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Rich Rumble earned 1000 total points
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You need to know or findout what they were encrypted with... are the M$ office documents, are they stored in an EFS folder, are they password protected zip files, are they True-Crypt, Steganos, ...(insert hundreds of other encryption sofware here !-)
There really aren't that many free programs, but there are plenty of trial software app's, they have limitations however, as they are only trail app's.
ElComSoft has some of the best software you can buy/try: http://crackpassword.com/

is this a real example? file.txt.Encrypted
passwords.txt.Encrypted ... it actually end's in ".encrypted"?

-rich
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yes, thats an actual example.. they acually ended in that extension.

They are old files and have been transferred across several computers and the cannot remember the original encryption program.
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Did you find the app that was used?
-rich
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