How should I get the encrypted files in my laptop having Windows Vista

By Praful ยท 5 replies
Nov 5, 2011
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  1. how should i get the my files back , as they are encrypted in laptop having windows vista..
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

    Assuming both systems are working, first decrypt them where the are,
    • get both attached to the same router
    • setup Print/File sharing
    • copy from one to the other
    If the system are remote from one another, after the decrypt, copy them to a USB thumbdrive which can then be moved to the other location.
  3. Praful

    Praful TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have a LENOVO R 61 model 7743 with Windows Vista Bussiness Edition. My computer fan was running really slow, so I decided to service the system. I backed up my files onto my 1TB Seagate External Hard Drive using cut copy paste. Once everything was backed up, and i get laptop serviced , I installed windows 7 . When I went to copy my old files from my external hard drive, data canot be paste, When I tried to copy or try to open them , I got an error saying " 'file name': Access Denied.
    i shocked , i should i recover my data again.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

  5. Praful

    Praful TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have done all this procedure you have which written. but i was unable to open the any file. only one message is coming access denied in all files, whether it is word file, excel file, PDF file , JPEG file..

    Kindly help me to sort out this problem . some of file are very important for me.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

    ok, I need to see what exists in order to fix the permissions.

    a) what user-id are you logging in as; this is the id we need to fix

    b) you need the ADMIN id (or the permissions) to make the correction

    * get a command prompt
    * cd %userprofile%
    (copy/paste the current directory name in your followup reply)

    * then cd to the directory in which you are having problems
    (copy/paste the name too)

    * now show me ONE file that gives you a problem
    using DIR whatever filename and copy paste that data

    * now report the NTFS perms for that same file
    cacls filename >.NTFS.perms.log notice the leading dot on the NTFS

    open .NTFS.perms.log with notepad,
    copy/paste all that content

    standing bye . . . .

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