Decrypt in Windows without a certificate

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  1. kumars

    kumars New Member

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    Guys, i had encrypted some snaps in Windows.. But one day my PC crashed and i reinstalled the OS and now when i am trying to view the snaps i m not able to view them coz they are encrypted!! How do i decrypt them?? I tried to uncheck the encrypt thing from properties but doesn't help??

    People plz save my photographs!! Help me!!
     
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    Copy it to a non NTFS drive. This should solve ur problem. Make sure the username is the same as it was.
     
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    Sorry dude U can't thats what Encryption is for .... If you didn't backup the "EFS Private Key" which I m sure U didn't u can't de-encrypt the files.

    Check this for more info :
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223316
     
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    Guys there has to be some way to do this.. I have a file in a certificates folder which is not .pfx but it is named by a long code.. may be it is a key or it may help?? This is not a certificate though.. Is there anyone who charges for these type of services..? i am ready to pay..
     
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    DukeNukem Come get Some

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    I had a similar problem sometime back. But I have the simplest solution...
    Boot up using the Ubuntu Live CD, access your files, create a copy and voila! No problems....

    cheers...
     
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    I`ll try that Adit_Sen.. Hope it works..
     
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    ^^^Hmmmm that's interenting ... something for Microsoft to look into ... Do let us know if this works for you Kumars :)
     
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    Sorry to Bump this up but I was curious if this actually worked or not ?
     
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