How can I decrypt files encrypted by NTFS

August 31, 2010 at 07:20:55
Specs: Linux i686
Hi every one

I have problem with NTFS file system for four years !!

In 2006 I encrypted my files (5 GB) by using encryption in Windows XP (Right-click & Properties & Advanced & Encrypt contents to secure data) and I transported them to external Hard Disk (also NTFS) and I formated my Computer many times until now (2010).

For now I can't see may data because its decrypted and I know no one can see that data only the user who decrypted that data and now I haven't that user and I haven't master key & privet key for that user.

All I can remember are the user name and computer name and the password for that user.

I tried many way to encrypted my files like take the encrypted files to a non-ntfs partition or non-ntfs drive but its access denied !!

For now I need to encrypted my files !!

I heart that Microsoft have a recovery program (reccerts.exe) only available via payed support, is it true ? And how can I have it ?

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August 31, 2010 at 08:14:20
Hmm - not much I can help with - This may be a useful read??

Accessing Encrypted Files on a Slave Hard Drive/Missing Exported Keys

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August 31, 2010 at 09:18:43
I believe your files are non recoverable.

The article mentioned above and the reccerts.exe program both rely on access to the encryption certificate used to encrypt the files.

With NTFS encryption only the account that encrypted the file or the designated recovery agent can decrypt the file. In your case neither of these exist anymore. An account on a different XP installation with the same name and password is by no means the same account.

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August 31, 2010 at 14:00:18
You can use brute force to attack it. Otherwise there seems to be no easy way.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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