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Recover efs cryptd file from other hdisk

By cinimod711 ·
Hello, I have a question.
Is it possible to recover an efs encrypted file from another hdisk using a new hard disk where WinXP Pro Sp2 is installed?

Hdisk A - used to be the old hdisk where some files were encypted using WinXP Pro's option to encrypt files

Hdisk A crashed bad and windows could not boot anymore - tried everything else but just wont boot.. so decided to purchase a new hdisk (Hdisk B).

Installed WinXP Pro SP2 on Hdisk B,
set Hdisk B as primary, set Hdisk A as secondary,
when Hdisk B was fully setup with WinXP and all other programs, i started copying files from Hdisk A to the new Hdisk B. Unfortunately, some folders i recall were encrypted with WinXP's native efs encryption. I do not have a key/certificate for the encryption in Hdisk A

Knoppix cant access the files from HDisk A either =(

still hope? help!?

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by cinimod711 In reply to Recover efs cryptd file f ...

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Recover efs cryptd file f ...

Try this thread. I posted some links near the bottom that talk about EFS and the question author mentions a product that does a search on the HDD for the keys and decrypts the files. You will need access to the doc/settings folder of the user that created the file. Hopefully the keys are still intact and not fubar'd by the bad drive.

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Recover efs cryptd file f ...

You will need to rectreive the private certificate from profile from old user to regain access to encrypted files.


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