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Windows 7: Windows 7 encrypted file ?!

28 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 encrypted file ?!

Am i totally screwed ??! i had a spread sheet on my old hdd and i stupidly did the file properties/encrypt option (the file name went green) i have just got a new ssd and have installed windows 7 back on it..... now my excel file wont open !!! am i without hope ??

or can this be fixed, as i could sure do with the info in the spread sheet !!!!

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29 May 2012   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Do you still have the original drive? If so, reinstall and boot from it then decrypt the file.
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29 May 2012   #3

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM

If you have the original drive, as Rich replied, start there.

However, DuckDuckGo or Google are your friends: search for "how to decrypt an excel file" and check the first six or eight returns (found some good stuff).

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30 May 2012   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Unless you have the key which is part of the old windows installation and user account. The file is good as gone.
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