Cannot work with my own files after system change (XP Pro SP3)

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by drivesmecrazy, Mar 22, 2010.

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    .... there is some light at the end of the tunnel - unfortunately I
    neglected my Acronis backups very much, but I do have images. My last
    full image is from Juli 09, updated incrementally Oct 09.

    If you can get the old environment up and running, you can decrypt your
    encrypted files. Your original logon (the one that encrypted the files)
    will be the easiest way, but you may also have the administrative
    account as the recovery agent (not as easy, but still possible). IIRC
    W2K includes creating the recovery agent by default.

    FromTheRafters, Mar 23, 2010
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    MEB Guest

    Right, and don't overlook that some files WERE accessible from
    *another* system/computer... there may be another set of certs
    available/importable beyond those available in the Acronis backup.
    AND we did address the issue of disk recovery applications previously
    [in that other EFS discussion]. I might recommend stopping usage of that
    disk until a *recovery attempt plan* can be finalized.

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    MEB, Mar 23, 2010
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  3. ....but they don't make it back.
    FromTheRafters, Mar 23, 2010
  4. C'mon, full moon!

    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 23, 2010
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    fixfox Guest

    Hey you two Daves - go on with that screwball comedy! It is very
    entertaining -- and to say the truth: I came back to this thread
    although my problem is solved because I hoped to read something more
    of your argy-bargy. :-D
    fixfox, Mar 24, 2010
  6. drivesmecrazy

    fixfox Guest

    Huh! That sounds as if I would not like to dwell in your shell. Sorry
    for the bargy. I didn't know that you have a vessel, captain. ;) But
    what has com to do with it?
    But you will consent - not everybody knows the insider details, and
    for such ignorant mind such quarreling as yours is quite entertaining.
    (It must be a tiny little bit entertaining for you, too, if not you
    would just tell them kiss my backside, no?)
    Of course, I am very special! Naturally!
    fixfox, Mar 24, 2010
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