recover EFS files ???

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by mike, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. mike

    mike Guest


    vista ultimate

    my vista drive no longer boots after i had to replace motherboard and ended
    up with a new & different chipset. i have installed vista on a new drive and
    am copying data from old drive. all is going well except for some files i
    had encrypted with EFS. when trying to copy these, i am told i do not have
    permission to access. drag & drop just gave me empty folders. any help ???

    mike, Nov 12, 2007
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  2. Did you save your original encryption keys and any recovery keys you
    generated (or was your machine and account a member of a domain)?
    If not then you are unlikely to be able to recover these files.
    EFS is a reasonably strong encryption solution and should not be used
    without understanding the impact of its use and processes required to
    Mike Brannigan, Nov 12, 2007
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  3. mike

    mike Guest

    yes, i have the encrytion key on usb flash drive

    mike, Nov 13, 2007
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