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probliem in decryption

By gowrisankar ·
I encrypted my 'E' drive with NTFS in XP SP2.

Rcently I formatted my primary partition and freshly installed XP SP2.Now when i try to open any file in my E drive i receive the message:

"windows can't access the specified evice or path or file.You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item."

thereby blocking me,the administrator myself.I think i've lost my encryption certificate after formating my C drive.I don't have any idea to decrypt my drive,leaving me in a dilemma.

If anyone has the procedure to decrypt my drive or any decryption softwares and tools,please help me.I'm in dire need of the data stored in that drive.

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try Linux.!.

by dawgit In reply to probliem in decryption

try a bootable Live CD of a linux, (Knopnix) it can and will do the job.

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Not for EFS

by BFilmFan In reply to try Linux.!.

If he encrypted that drive with EFS, you can boot and see the files, but he won't be able to open them.

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by dawgit In reply to Not for EFS

Your right, you will be able to see them. But can you then copy them and than change the atributes?

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by BFilmFan In reply to probliem in decryption

If you have encrypted the drive with EFS and lost the recovery certificate private key, you will not be able to recover the data.

Before you use EFS again, I recommend that you read how it functions so that you will not have this issue again:

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by dawgit In reply to EFS

well thanks for the tip, I'm going to book-mark that. I know it won't help Mr. gowrisankar, but...
I'm still thinking there must be some way.... a forensic approach maybe? Just how would someone approach that problem if a partition would be corupted / destroyed ????

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a little farther down...

by dawgit In reply to EFS

just a little bit farther down on that:
5-Minute Security Advisor - Recovering Encrypted Data Using EFS does describe how to, if one is lucky :-|

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