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I have a pc with some encrypted file on it (shown in green) these files were created and encrypted by a user who has since then been removed from windows. I can see the files, but when I click on them nog preview (these are jpg files) is shown and I cannot open or copy them.

From what I've read on http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308993 there seems to be no solution for this problem unless one has exported their certificate or public/private key, wich this user did not.

Anyone here have or know of a solution for this ?

thanks, Jurjen.

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EFS Key $195

Advanced EFS Data Recovery from $149

WinHex from $55

Microsoft have their own recovery program (reccerts.exe), only available via payed support.

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Whole point of encryption is not being able to decrypt data without key. If there is no encryption key exported for that user, there is no decrypting.

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