Encrypted files but...not right symetric codeing

By Son of Sam
Jan 11, 2005
  1. i had to share my computer with my brother. he figured out a way to access all my files, so i encrypted them. then a few days later, i backed up the hdd onto a portable hdd. needless to say a week later, i needed to reformat. now, how can i recover the encrypted data w/o the key or the symetric crap and the whatnot, if its even possible.

    i realize how dificuilt this will be so, i honestly dont expect a response. just putting it out there.
  2. blaacksheep

    blaacksheep TS Rookie Posts: 70

    :chef: Well, how did you encrypt the data files. Are you running XP? Need more info about the specifics to help you.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It should be possible, just need a lot more information like blaacksheep said. It might take some doing, but should be achievable :)
  4. Son of Sam

    Son of Sam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    oh my bad. i have an un-activated copy of windows XP Pro, SP2 and all major updates including .net framework 1.1. like i said, its a fresh install, about 10 days old. i used the windows encryption thing. i read a bit about it, but nothing helpful. just how it works. i dont know enuff about it to manipulate it.
  5. Son of Sam

    Son of Sam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    no one has any ideas?
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