Re: Help with EFS, lost access to my files after reloading machine
From: David Cross [MS] (dcross_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 05:26:43 -0700
if you don't have your old user profile at all (are you sure?), then it will
be impossible to recover the files. I am sorry.
-- David B. Cross [MS] -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. http://support.microsoft.com "Dean Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:6EEE6C02-E224-4E8E-9ECF-071B1E6E0DE5@microsoft.com... > Hello all, > > Hoping someone can help me. I was having a few probs on my home machine so i decided to reload it with XP (i had 2k before). I backed up all my important files onto my external usb drive, downloaded any drivers i would need, reloaded the machine and went to copy everything back. Sounds simple. Unfortunately i forgot that a few months ago i encrypted some of my important files in case my pc got stolen. Now i can not access or move these files off my external drive. > > Apparently my options are to get my cerficate off the machine which lies under the user profile, problem is that i didn't back up my entire profile, only favs and my docs. Other option is to crack the 128bit enrytion, something that is a little bit beyond me. > > Can anyone please tell me how to access my damn files?? > > Please, it would kill me if i lost these.. > > Thanks in advance.