Re: decryption of user files

From: Fritz (
Date: 05/18/04

Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 09:22:38 -0400

You don't. If the certificate used to encrypt the files was never backed
up, then the files are gone forever.

"SAM" <> wrote in message
>I had user files that were encrypted mistakingly in
> Windows XP OS, now that OS was deleted from the hard disk
> and a new installation was done but I cant get to open
> the encrypted files or decrypt them in the new windows
> installation.
> How do I go about this.

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