Denied access to encrypted files on my old HD.

Posted: 02-22-2008, 11:54 AM
Hi,

My old laptop died, and I'm accessing the HD from my new computer. Now I
can't access a handful of files I think I encrypted a long time ago; can't
change the permissions, don't know how to import the key. Any suggestsions?

Denied access to encrypted files on my old HD.


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Re: Denied access to encrypted files on my old HD.
Posted: 02-23-2008, 09:08 PM
If you used the EFS file encryption and did not perform a backup of the
encryption certificates, you may not be able to recover those files.

Best Practices for the Encrypting File System:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223316

The following software can recover encrypted files.

Advanced EFS Data Recovery
http://www.elcomsoft.com/aefsdr.html

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Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"Weston" <Weston@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> My old laptop died, and I'm accessing the HD from my new computer. Now I
> can't access a handful of files I think I encrypted a long time ago; can't
> change the permissions, don't know how to import the key. Any
> suggestsions?
 
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