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Old 03-22-2006, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I have several files that I had encrypted on my old computer and when I went to format my hard drive for the first time in awhile, I backed them up along with all my other files. Now that I have my new computer, I got those files back but I can't open them! They are all in "green" text showing they are encrypted. Is there anyway at all i can get my permissions back so I can open these files?? Thanks!
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http://www.crackpassword.com/products/prs/mswin/efs/

Advanced EFS Data Recovery (AEFSDR) is a program to recover (decrypt) files encrypted on NTFS (EFS) partitions created in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Files are being decrypted even in a case when the system is not bootable and so you cannot log on, and/or some encryption keys have been tampered.
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Have you tried taking ownership of the files first?
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Have you tried taking ownership of the files first?
taking ownership of the files will not solve the problem

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Only the following people can decrypt an encrypted file.
• The user who encrypted the file
• Any user who was designated as a recovery agent before the file was encrypted
• Any user who has the public key or private key for the recovery agent or the user that originally encrypted the file
• Any user who has been granted access to the file
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http://www.crackpassword.com/products/prs/mswin/efs/

Advanced EFS Data Recovery (AEFSDR) is a program to recover (decrypt) files encrypted on NTFS (EFS) partitions created in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Files are being decrypted even in a case when the system is not bootable and so you cannot log on, and/or some encryption keys have been tampered.
It worked, but only decrypted the first 512 bytes of files haha. It's asking for $100 for the rest haha.
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