I have some files that are encrypted with EFS. I do not have the certificate to decrypt. But I do know the username, computer name, password, etc. that were used when the files were created. Is there a way to recover the files?
- If yes, how?
- If not, what other information does windows use to create the certificate.
EDIT (some additional information after the first few answers): So, I have a corrupted windows hard drive that doesn't boot anymore. But I can access essentially all files when I connect it as an external hard drive. So, my thinking is, that if I can extract the certificate (which is protected by the user-password [?] that i know) from the registry. I could maybe access the corresponding files ...