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Posted on 2012-03-19
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Is there a way to decrypt files when you forgot the password?
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by:Zaheer Iqbal
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Are the encrypted files on a domain file server ?
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by:stergium
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Hello.
Yes and no.
If you gave more information on what are the files, encryption scheme .. we could supply an answer.
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by:TJacoberger1
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They are encrypted with AES encryption, word, excel and pictures.
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by:TJacoberger1
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Yes, they are encrypted on a file server.
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no.
not in my knowledge. you better remember the password
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If the files are encrypted using AES and you cannot remember the password the only way you'd have is to try all possible password combinations which likely is not really an option unless you know parts of the password or know it to be very short.
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Thank You!
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