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edraz

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Is it posible to reverse an installation of Windows XP? I can't open files which I previously encrypted and later had to do a re-install after a virus. I thought if I went back someone here could help me repair the original problem. Thanks
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the only way to access the encrypted files after a reinstall...
You must make a backup copy of your encryption key and related certificate on a floppy disk or other removable media (such as a USB flash drive)...if you did not do this prior to the reinstall the data is lost...
sorry but there is no back door...if there was... there would be no point in encrypting files...

more on encryption here

Edited by happyrock, 02 February 2010 - 08:06 AM.

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Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately it was not what I hoped to hear. I couldn't create a disk because my version of Windows would not load. I guess I'll chalk it up to a lesson learned and hopefully any one reading this will never encrypt their files with out knowing the consequences. Thanks again for your time. Ed
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your welcome...
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