- From: "Steven L Umbach" <n9rou@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 02:18:22 -0500
This is a longshot by try using a data recovery program to see if it can
find your EFS private key files that are stored in your user profile under
documents and settings\username\application data\microsoft\crypto\rsa\. from
the old installation. If you can find and recover them then download the
trail version of EFS recovery from Elcomsoft to see if it can find your
private key and allow you access by entering the right password for it. The
links below are for EFS Recovery form Elcomsoft and links to Data Recovery
tools of which many speak well of File Scavenger.
"Thomas Goddard" <ThomasGoddard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Nevermind. After reading a bunch of related topics, I can see that I have
pretty much screwed the pooch.
"Thomas Goddard" wrote:
I am sure you all get this question a million times a year but I thought
would ask anyway.
I just reinstalled my OS (xp) and totally spaced that my USB drive is EFS
protected. I completely whiped my drive before installing XP. Of course
have the old username and password.
What are the chances that I can retrieve the data somehow with my old
username and password? I don't have a backup of the system and all of my
important files are on this 300gb USB drive, including tons of work. Is
possible to recover these files?
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