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Windows 7: How to correctly import certificate key to read encrypted XP files

19 Jun 2014   #1

Win7 Pro 32bit SP1
How to correctly import certificate key to read encrypted XP files

Was unable to access my encrypted XP data files after clean installing W7 onto the same machine. Fortunately found a certificate key on an old backup. Don't want to mess this up again so looked at certmgr and am unclear as to where to import the key to??

There's lots of info on how to encrypt your files but not much on how to properly import a certificate. Where should it go so I can access all my files?

Appreciate your time,

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19 Jun 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Lorlin,

If you mean for a EFS certificate, then this may be able to help.

Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate Backup

Encrypted File System (EFS) Certificate Restore

Hope this helps, :)
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19 Jun 2014   #3

Win7 Pro 32bit SP1

Yes, it's an EFS certificate. Thanks for the quick reply. Fingers crossed this will work.
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