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file encryption

by junt0323 / June 17, 2005 5:05 PM PDT

How can i recover an encrypted file in winxp, i already tried decrypting it and changing ownership but error just prompted me. Error such as can not access file, and no rights.
My computer also join an active directory domain and i suspect that this causes my encrypted file access.
Can i still recover it? any suggestion on ways and means of recovering the files?

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Try the info offered here:
by Michael Geist / June 17, 2005 9:00 PM PDT
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Even Administrator can't touch it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 17, 2005 11:42 PM PDT
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File Decrypt solution.
by dromel / June 18, 2005 5:09 AM PDT
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IF your file was encrypted by WinXP on a NTFS file system hard drive (look at "My Computer" for file type system) than merely COPY that file to a hard drive set up for FAT32, and there won't be an encryption on that file.

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Encrypting and Decrypting Compressed Folders
by kingdomofjones / June 25, 2005 10:12 AM PDT
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You can attach a password to a compressed folder so that Windows will ask for the password before opening or extracting any of the files in the folder.This technique encrypts the entire folder.If you want to encrypt some of the files in a compressed folder,but not other files,create a new compressed folder,move the files you want to encrypt to the new folder,and encrypt that folder.The password scheme used in compressed folders can be broken by a determined attacker and isnt a substitute for a serious encryption program,but it's adequate to deter casual snooping.To Encrypt a compressed folder,right-click it's icon and select Encrypt from the shortcut menu.Or,you can open the folder and select File/Encrypt.When the Encrypt dialog box appears,type a password into the Password Box, and then retype the same password into the Confirm Password box.(this retyping is to make sure you didn't mistype the password the first time,thereby creating a password that even you don't know)Click OK to make the dialog box go away and close the folder(if it was open)The folder is encrypted.*Anyone can open an encrypted folder and look at the list of files.Windows does'nt ask for a password until you try to open or extract one of the files.In Details view,someone could learn the sizes and dates of the files without knowing the password.If you want even this information to be secret,put your files in another folder inside an encrypted folder.Then the password of the outer folder is required to open the inner folder.Opening and extracting files from encrypted compressed folders works exactly the same as opening and extracting files from ordinary compressed folders,except you have to type the password into the Password dialog box.To decrypt an encrypted folder so that a password is no longer needed to access its files,right-click the folder's icon and select Decrypt from the short cut menu,and then type the password into the Password dialog box.

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