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    File Encryption (XP Pro)

    My system recently crashed and I had to rebuild from scratch. I had backed up data files (some encrypted using XP's file encryption) which I restored using Windows backup/restore. However I am now unable to access the encrypted files as it does not recognise me as the original user. Is there anyway of being able to get access back to these files? Any help greatfully received!
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    Re: File Encryption (XP Pro)

    If you didn't back up certificates for the encrypted data files, there is no other way to access the data.

    Next time consider following:

    Best Practices for the Encrypting File System

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    Re: File Encryption (XP Pro)

    I was worried that might be the case...!! Thanks for responding. The hardest learned lessons are always the ones best remembered!

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