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Windows 7: Force Decrypting EFS Files

31 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
Force Decrypting EFS Files

Here's my situation.

Was using EFS on my Vista laptop - had a backup of my certificate.

HD crashed...managed to recover some of my files (Encrypted) - but they "lost" the "Encrypted" attribute in the process.

I'm now on my new Windows 7 Enterprise laptop - imported my old Vista EFS certificate...I have my files on a USB drive, but as I mentioned, Windows doesn't see them as being I can't decrypt them.

Is there a way to either force the Encrypt attribute to be set, so that I'll then be able to decrypt them...or to force-decrypt them manually?


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01 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Give this a try
encryption - Decrypt EFS files - Super User

This utility says it can do what you need, but it's not free
Decrypt and recover files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS)
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