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Files being encrypted/locked!

Hello all:

Not long ago I replaced my PC. In order to reserve the work results, folders and files, I copied them into a big HD. The OS of my new PC is the same as winXP.

To some reasons now the data, files and folders, in the big HD are encrypted/locked. I neither can't read them, nor copy them to another place.

Who can help me to de-enscrypt/unlock them.

Thanks! --Zhao

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(NT) Did you TAKE OWNERSHIP of said files?
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Re: did you take OWNERSHIP of said file?

Yes, I did OWNERSHIP based on the article "How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP", but failed.

According to this article, when changed the owner name, it should prompted "You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?" But when I do it, it was no response and so no effective. --Zhao

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Does "EFS" sound familiar?

You'll have to recall if XP Pro's EFS or other lock was used.


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Re: Does "EFS" sound familiar?

Hello Bob:

I know EFS is "Encrypting File System". I think the file #308421 showed in my last mail is wimXPpro's EFS. Are there any other EFS ways of winXP?

Could you tell me more? Thanks! --Zhao

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We can get our EFS content back. Here's how. sells a solution for this. Now that we know it's EFS this brings it done to the simplest of questions.

Are the files worth it?

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Re: We can get our EFS content back. Here's how

Hello Bob: I have found the site of "password recovery software" and sent an email to them to ask them to help me. We'd like to spend some, because I am anxious about the files.

I need specific help. If one he is able to solve the problem, I'd like to know the way or price. Do you know more?


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Not my company.

Sorry, I only know that some used that to get EFS files back.


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