EFS access after HD replacement

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Looking to find a way to access encrypted files after an operating system installation.
Some detail:

3 drives are involved:
- a USB external with the EFS
- The old windows XP boot/system drive that created the EFS on the USB drive (this is now a slave drive)
- The new Windows 7 boot/system drive (that cannot access the EFS, but has full permissions to the USB drive)

I am looking for advice on how to get access to the EFS on the USB drive (copying certificates etc).

Thanks.
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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
you will need the exported efs certificate first. Do you have these?

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Commented:
No I didn't export them before doing this, but again I have full access to the old drive, can I import them?
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Commented:
Boot from the XP drive and then unencrypt the files

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