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Had data transfered from XP to Vista

by jersincl / December 3, 2008 9:51 PM PST

I'm using an Hp Pavillion,I had the same HP before. I had data transfered that was encrypted using an exf file extension,however the exf files will not allow me to use my password to decrypt the exf files from my old XP version on my new Vista.I think my Vista programming does not understand the winzip code from the XP data. Any sugestions? Changing user properties is a failure also.

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Sorry I gave the wrong file extension code its xef
by jersincl / December 3, 2008 9:55 PM PST

Sorry about that. The file extension is .xef. Hope I did'nt confuse you.

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Re: xef
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2008 10:04 PM PST
http://www.fileinfo.net/extension/xef shows it to be encrypted with WinAce. So better install that program in Vista and try again.

It could well be, however, that decryption requires a secret key that's stored somewhare on your XP machine. Maybe you can find it, and maybe you can even transfer it, and maybe it will even work then. But just as well, it's possible that you have to transfer a decrypted form of these files and encrypt them again in Vista.

If you can't find out yourself, better see if http://www.winace.com/ offers support. If not, it might be that you've lost all your data. That's one of known risks of encryption.

Kees
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xef file extension
by jersincl / January 24, 2009 8:30 PM PST
In reply to: Re: xef

Thanks for your help. It really helped.

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