ATI11 and XP EFS files

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  1. FrancoB

    FrancoB Registered Member

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    Good morning,
    I'm using trial ATI11 home. My problem is that I've lost (by pc crack) the encryption key so I've an Hdisk full of "green" ultra-locked files/folder...
    I hope that True Image is able to recover my very important files... so first I encrypted a new file then I created a ATI file/backup of only this file.
    When I restored it in an other folder the file was yes decripted but of zero lenght..
    Can you help me please?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello FrancoB,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup software

    Could you please clarify the situation? Have you created the hard drive image prior this situation?

    Please note that Acronis True Image 11 Home handling partition/hard drive images and file/folder images in the different way.

    Thank you.

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    Michael Levchenko
     
  3. FrancoB

    FrancoB Registered Member

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    Hello Micheal,
    thank you for your reply.
    No, I did not created the hd image......
    I'm serching for a method to recover my very important crypted efs files.
    I hope Acronis is able to do this..
    Can you help me please?

    Ragards
    Franco
     
  4. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

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    Hello FrancoB,

    I'm afraid that there is no way to remove encryption just by backing up and restoring encrypted files. Acronis True Image 11 Home is not designed to decrypt such files without the appropriate key.

    Thank you.

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  5. VolkerNadolski

    VolkerNadolski Registered Member

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    Hello FrancoB,

    have you ever heard of "Elcomsoft" (http://www.elcomsoft.com/aefsdr.html). This Software claims to recover EFS-encrypted files in case of emergency..

    I have never tried it....

    Regards,

    Volker
     
  6. FrancoB

    FrancoB Registered Member

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    Hello Volker,
    thank you: aefsdr works only if the encrypted key is present somewhere in the pc...
    If you known other possible solutions please tell me: I'm desperate.

    Franco
     
  7. VolkerNadolski

    VolkerNadolski Registered Member

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    Hi,

    what about http://www.lostpassword.com/efs.htm.

    It says:
    EFS Key retrieves EFS-encrypted files from NTFS partitions. To retrieve the files, the encryption password must be known or SAM database must be present.

    Sounds like all you need is the password?!

    Volker
     
  8. FrancoB

    FrancoB Registered Member

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    Hi,
    really I didn't encrypted any file....I found all my data disk encrypted (all file/folders are green: they are true windows efs file).
    So I've not entry any password: in my opinion my xp became insane.
    May be I'd need a decrypting progam.

    Your opinion?



    Franco
     
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