Hi Expert world,
I am about to crumble into a heap and cry...I have reinstalled windows XP, clean install.
After doing this the files that I had encrypted using MS encryption under properties of that file.
Now when i try to open them, even though they bare on a seperate drive, i get "access denied"
I have read a few things and it seems when i reinstalled XP the ceritifcate/keys were deleted. Makes me laugh, as no where does the encryption option advise to back up these files. Which if i had know MS encryption creates these keys and saves them somewhere i could ahve done at the time of creation. I assumed, wrongly, that if the file was to be opened on another machine i would just need the user that created the encrypted files Name and password to open the file on someone elses or a new system install.
Can anyone help as the encrypted file has about 4 years worth of data i desperately need.