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November 5, 2010 at 09:42:37
Specs: Windows Vista
I used Cryptext to encrypt files 6 years ago and I cannot get the files open probably because I have the password wrong. I have the HDD (WinXP) on which the cryptext and encrypted files were installed back in 1999-2004 and it has system files on it. I am thinking maybe the HDD can be installed in a pc and booted up, and maybe in the registry the password can be located, the question is where to look. I connected it by USB to my laptop (Vista) and used regedit on my laptop to navigate to the HDD and load hive, but in <...\windows\system32\config\system> all I found was cryptext.dll I believe the password is in the external HDD registry but I am not able to find it because the cryptext.dll file is the only file I found. If you can suggest an alternate method or another system file location to search on the external HDD I will be extremely appreciative.

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November 5, 2010 at 10:07:20
I think you are probably out of luck.
No decent encryption system will store a password anywhere in clear text. With most such systems the password is never stored anywhere in any form.

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