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decrypting files windows XP

By lesaint ·
This questions is about decrypting a files that was
encrypted using XP's EFS utility. The scenario is as
follows:
User encrypts a folder on the local drive on his laptop.
However, he doesn't not assign a recovery agent.
User accidently deteles the users account that encrypted the folder.
User then renames the workstation to another The issue is as follows:
The user is unable to decrypt the folder and the files within that folder.
How can the user recover these files within that folder?Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

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by timwalsh In reply to decrypting files windows ...

The bottom line is that either the original encryptor or a designated recovery agent can decrypt a file.

Read MS KB Q308993 HOW TO: Remove File Encryption in Windows XP.

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by EnserNG In reply to decrypting files windows ...

Hello,

If the machine in question is a member of a domain, and the certificates flow from a central CA, or, if the user or administrator placed the old user keys in an encrypted or decrypted .pfx file, then perhaps, if not, then that is the goodand bad of encryption.

Let us know.

Nikk

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