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Windows 7: Encrypted Files now trying to access but failed after reinstalling win

26 Jan 2011   #1
bilalferoz

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
Encrypted Files now trying to access but failed after reinstalling win

I encrypted files in my one of the drives after that i formated my windows and now it says "You will need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes" i click continue then it says"Access Denied"


Please Help


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26 Jan 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Do you still have access to the original files from the previous installation? Or a backup of the certificate that you are notified about when you first encrypt something? If not, you just lost those encrypted files. You cannot recover them without the key.
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26 Jan 2011   #3
bilalferoz

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Do you still have access to the original files from the previous installation? Or a backup of the certificate that you are notified about when you first encrypt something? If not, you just lost those encrypted files. You cannot recover them without the key.
i removed my previous installation and i dont have certificate or key....please help me....my files are important
if you want i can send you the video of all the problems on your mail id
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26 Jan 2011   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

If you do not have the key, you are not getting the files back. It is impossible at this time to decrypt AES without having the key.
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15 May 2011   #5
bilalferoz

windows 7 Ultimate X86
 
 
Locked files? Now what to do?

I accidently deleted my previous windows(windows 7 home prem) and then i installed new version of windows 7 ultimate built 7600...

But there are my some files which i locked in previous windows using right click on folder>properties>advanced>check "encrypt contents to secure data> ok

Now those files which were in folder are not working?
It says access to this file is denied..

Can anybody help me out???????
Please its urgent.....
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15 May 2011   #6
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

No, nobody can help you out. The files are lost. If you don't have the certificate, then you can't access the files. Your fault.
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17 May 2011   #7
CowanIT

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bilalferoz View Post
I accidently deleted my previous windows(windows 7 home prem) and then i installed new version of windows 7 ultimate built 7600...

But there are my some files which i locked in previous windows using right click on folder>properties>advanced>check "encrypt contents to secure data> ok

Now those files which were in folder are not working?
It says access to this file is denied..

Can anybody help me out???????
Please its urgent.....

Unless you exported the certificate, you will be unable to recover your files. Lesser security would kinda defeat the point of encryption. There is a lesson to be learned here.
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12 Jun 2012   #8
peinu

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I have the same situation... except I still have the old windows installation in windows.old directory.

I previously had Windows 7 Professional 32bit installed and had some files encrypted in my Documents. Prior to installing the present Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, I copied those files to a different drive.

So how do I import/inherit the certificates from the previous installation to access my files?
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