How to decrypt Windows XP encrypted files
Posted on 2007-08-03
I need assistance to decrypt backed up data files (mostly word & pdf) that have been encrypted using windows XP utility to keep them private.
All files have been copied to an external disk, then the computer was reformatted and restored to factory condition using the restore software provided by Toshiba. I found out that I no longer have access to these files (they appear green in windows explorer).
I tried a couple of software packages demos to try to gain access, they were
1. elcomsoft advanced efs data recovery (aefsdr) that works in 2k/xp.
2. passware efskey that works similarly to aefsdr,
I was not able to decrypt my data files.