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Windoex Encryption (EFS) Urgent

by paulchwd / August 30, 2008 11:09 AM PDT

Hello,
I screwed up and forgot to unencrypted a few files that I backed up before formatting. They are encrypted with EFS (the windows encryption) is there any way to decrypt them / get the data back ?

Thanks

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Nope
by Jimmy Greystone / August 30, 2008 11:19 AM PDT

Nope, not unless you believe the tinfoil hat rumors of there being some secret NSA backdoor in Windows.

Basically, you're looking at using a brute force password cracker, or just accepting that the files are gone and giving up.

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Absolutely.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2008 11:28 AM PDT
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problem with EFS
by alokjha152 / September 1, 2008 1:13 AM PDT

hello guys I have a problem that i have encrypted my mp3 music file with windows encryption (EFS) and formatted the system without decrypting the files and now I cannot access my files please help me to get my data back

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Just checking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 1, 2008 1:36 AM PDT
In reply to: problem with EFS

Did you read the above?

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