Re: My documents folder are encrypted I tried to create public policy & private key

From: John Banes [MS] (
Date: 02/28/03

From: "John Banes [MS]" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 09:19:58 -0800

If you still have your user profile directory from the original Windows
install, and you remember your old user password, then there's a good chance
you can get your EFS data back. I recently made a utility (reccerts.exe)
available to Microsoft tech support that's able to migrate certificates (and
their private keys) from "non-active" user profiles. It might be worth a
try. :-)


John Banes
[Microsoft Security Developer]

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"John Adams" <> wrote in message
> Hello
> 2 weeks ago, my windows XP Professional crashed on drive
> C. I install XP professional on another drive G. I backed
> up my documents folder from drive C
> I manage to recover my documents folder I took full
> control but all my files in my documents folder are
> encrypted (they appear green color).
> I can not access my files I tried to create public
> policy and private key no success.
> Any help will be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you.
> John Adams

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