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Re: Need to recover encrypted files from Windows XP drive
Originally Posted by owlfan12000
I had a problem with an older Windows XP Pro machine. I now have a Windows
Vista Premier x64 machine. Since the old computer had an ATA drive I couldn't
just move the old hard drive to the new SATA system so I have bought an
external hard drive kit to connect the old drive to the new system via a USB
My problems is that I can no longer access some encrypted files on the old
hard drive. I would appreciate help figuring out how to recover the old
If you've accidentally deleted files from your PC, don't worry. You can recover deleted files from a hard drive for free. You can even recover permanently deleted files, so there's no need to panic if you used "Shift-Delete" to remove your files. They can still be restored. If you emptied the bin, used Shift-Delete to get rid of the file, deleted it from within an application or used some other method of removing it that bypassed the bin, then it is still almost certainly recoverable. When you empty the Recycle Bin or delete a file using another method, the file is still not really deleted,
As for me, I used vibosoft Data Recovery Master too, It also has powerful tools including thumbnail preview for all files which allows you to quickly identify the files you need to recover. Most other undelete products have only limited preview capabilities, forcing you to waste time recovering files before you can examine them and see if they are what you want.
Last edited by Niillysafely : 09-03-2013 at 03:54.