Re: Need to recover encrypted files from Windows XP drive
Alun Harford;693302 Wrote:
> owlfan12000 wrote:> > >
> > This isn't trivial.
> > You need to create an account with the same username, password, user
> > number and machine sid as the original account, copy Crypto, Protect
> > and
> > SystemCertificates directories from
> > X:\Docs&Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\ to your machine
> > and log in as that user.> >
> Hi Alun,
> I was wondering, I am having a similar issue and wanted to do as you
> suggest. However, I am following you as far as creating the same user
> number and machine SID.
> How does one do that when creating a new account (with the same
> username, password, user number and machine SID as you suggest)?
> To let you know, I have two hard drives installed in my machine; one
> has a damaged OS (this is the one holding the encrypted data I can't
> access) and the other HD has a working one. The latter is the one I
> hope to create a new account in, and use that to access the encrypted
> files. I do have access to the old keys in the old HD.