Can't decrypt file on Windows 7 64-bit

By mitomobo
Mar 1, 2011
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  1. i have a problem with my windows..!!

    so, i did a clean format on my lappy. from windows 7 32 bit to windows 7, i have encrypted file on previous windows. i copied that to external hard disk. after formatting i tried to transfer it back to my lappy but it didnt work because of ownership issue.

    the files name now is green colored(encrypted file). so, i need help to decrypt that back i dont know how.i tried using the method on microsoft website but it didnt work.i cant change the ownership or transfer it back to my lappy..hope u guys expert out there can help me decrypt the file.

    thanks in advance.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    If the file was encrypted with windows you need the encryption key to decrypt it. There is no other way to open the file that I know of.

    If you reformat a computer or move the files to another computer, you first have to export the encryption keys in order to regain access to the encrypted data.

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