> I encrypt all my mp3 music files with Vista Ultimate. After that I re-
> install Vista Ultimate again. Now I want to move, copy or play them but
> I can't. I try to undo the encryption and Vista refuse. I try copy it to
> a cd but it won't allow me. I try nearly ererything but I can't undo it.
> Can somebody please help me.
> Eugene Claassen
If your encryption certificates and keys were not backed up before
the reinstallation of the OS, and the workstation isn't part of a domain
(whose Administrator might act as the designated recovery agent), those
files are gone, for all practical purposes. Encryption works well and
there is no "back door" or hack to access the files. (Wouldn't be much
point to EFS if it were easily by-passed.)
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