Unable to remove file encryption

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May 17, 2010 at 19:48:41
Specs: Windows XP
I encrypted some files on my hard disk then I deleted my user and created a new user and I can't open the files any more nor remove the encryption though I have the same user name so please would any one tell me what to do?

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#1
May 18, 2010 at 18:40:03
What program did you use to encrypt the files?..

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#2
May 29, 2010 at 05:24:26
I didn't use any external program, I just encrypted them with the Windows XP utility that you can find in file's properties at the Advance Attributes section. so please if you have any way to help me, I'd be thankful for your assistance.

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#3
May 29, 2010 at 15:19:35
The encryption keys lie in the SID of the user who encrypted the files. Once you deleted that account, you removed the ability to decrypt the files.

id10t


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#4
May 29, 2010 at 21:14:38
Mmm... does that mean these files are irreparable?.. What if I create an other user account holds the same name on the same computer, can't this fix the problem?.. or if I use an external encryption software program? these files are so so important to me and I need to fix them in whatever case.

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#5
June 1, 2010 at 12:15:59
I already answered that. :)

id10t


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#6
June 10, 2010 at 04:42:49
I'm not sure but maybe the "System Restore" could help you to recover the original user profile, if it still has an old enough restore point (and wasn't deactivated to begin with ...). I think not having filled up the partition on which those restore points are kept since then could also help.

Be careful to read something about restoring profiles first, though.

I hope this will help you.


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