NTFS encryption

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  1. FleaPython

    FleaPython New Member

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    i recently formatted and reinstalled windows XP pro on my computer.now i cannot access the encrypted files on the NTFS partition on the drive.i had used just the basic encryption that XP provides with NTFS.how do i go bout recovering the files??
     
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    You can only access the encrypted data if you saved the encryption key. I doubt you did that because otherwise you wouldn't be asking this question. Without the key there is no way to access the data.
     
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    I'm sorry FleaPython but drvarunmehta is right......There is no real way to get that Data back....you should always save the Encrption key ...
    I guess that Encryption feature in windows Xp is with a purpose...
     
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    where is the 'encryption key' neway??
     
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    U Should have a Certificate ya.

    Uhh Now Dont misunderstand me

    As far as I know, While doing encryption only Try to export a certificate ya.

    So that even u format, By Using that certificate.. U can recover..

    I will advice as - Use PGP For encryption..
    Download from - www.pgp.com - ItS Free

    Hey Know what ! Use Winzip v9.0 , Coz the new version supports Password protection As well as Encryption.too

    U can have simple Winzip Encryption As well as Hi-Fi 128 & 256 Bit Cipher Encryption too..

    Enjoy :)
     
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    i still have the WINDOWS and the PROGRAM FILES folders from the old installation. Is there anyway i can extract the certificate from them?
     
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