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Re: Windows private folder option decryption
From: Ron <iago () valhallalegends com>
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 15:02:03 -0600

Can you boot off the Windows XP cd into the recovery console, and fix it through that? Or even boot into Safemode? I'd reckon there's a way to do it via Windows XP's recovery console, although I wouldn't know how.

easternerd wrote:

i dont think it would work, cause you need the private key.
Microsoft made this too hard for everyone...

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xyberpix wrote:

If you have another har drive lying around somewhere, chuck that into his
machien as well, they boot into knoppix, and copy all the files accross
encrypted, then re-install his machine and copy the files back, and then
let him decrypt them. Not too sure if this would work, but it's worth a


On Tue, 7 December, 2004 8:01 pm, Jon Lawhead said:
Hey all,

I work as a tech, and I have a problem that I haven't encountered before,
and am looking for
ideas.  I have a client who attempted to upgrade the drivers for his
graphics card, but somehow
botched it and now his computer won't boot into windows.  I would
generally fix the problem by
booting into Knoppix, but he's encrypted all his files using the Windows
private folder option in
XP, so that doesn't work. Does anyone know of any tools and/or procedures
that I could use to get
around this, either by decrypting the files via knoppix or by any other
means.  If I can't find
anything, I'm going to be forced to tell him to just reformat, which I
don't want to do.  Thanks
for your help!

Jon Lawhead
UC Berkeley SINE/ResComp

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