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RE: Windows private folder option decryption
From: "Corey Watts-Jones" <cwattsjones () rogers com>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 10:38:59 -0500

Has anyone tried using ERD Desktop? Bootable XP Shell on cd... I've used it
to get around folder permissions before. Might be a viable option.

Corey

-----Original Message-----
From: easternerd [mailto:easternerd () gmx net] 
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 4:45 AM
To: xyberpix
Cc: Jon Lawhead; security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Windows private folder option decryption

hi,
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
shot.

xyberpix

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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