Windows XP EFS

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by phenyxx, Jan 22, 2003.

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  1. phenyxx

    phenyxx Guest

    My OS is Windows XP Home edition and I'm looking for a way to decrypt a folder and it's subfolders/files when the encryption key has been lost.

    Can anyone help me?

  2. snowy

    snowy Guest


    this reply is not going to be what you may want to some others here may totally disagree with me....yet...:

    imo it would be extremely un-ethical for anyone to advise another person how to possibly decrypt anything.
    while I can understand your plight.....its nevertheless a public forum here an such information if known to the wrong type of person could be used for illegal purposes
    you may be the nicest and most honest person ever there was...but there be a lurker who is use such information to steal from an innocent person.
    absolutely no offense intended........
  3. Phil

    Phil Registered Member

    Oct 24, 2002
    All I can say is I hope you have fond memories of what was in there because I don't think it can be done. W2k is a *little* bit different story but it is my understanding that part of XP is strong. Was the key stored on the local HDD or off, as is recommended?

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