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Xp encryption hi! i encrypted some of my files in a separate drive, then my windows xp run into something that i reinstalled it using ibm's rescue n recovery. from then on i can't access my encrypted files anymore. help please.

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  • d693m Jun 28, 2008

    i've done that before, i still get that access denied stuff! any software that can override that encryption? thanks!

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Try to use the same password and account name that you were used when you encrypted that files

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My password does not work after updating my lap top. It ask for contact via email which is a former company I do not work for. How can I contact yahoo to correct this


Dear Costmer,
This is one of those ideas that sounds good but may be more trouble than it's worth. If you work for a big company then drive encryption is straightforward. Staff will be using the Enterprise edition of Microsoft Windows, which includes the BitLocker drive encryption system. This automatically encrypts any files saved to the hard drive, and USB thumb drives and other external devices can be encrypted using BitLocker To Go. IT staff can set everything up using a management console and use your Active Directory service to store the recovery keys. However, BitLocker is not included with consumer versions of Windows, only with Enterprise and (expensive) Ultimate versions, and I wouldn't recommend this approach to individual users. Nor would I recommend similar systems aimed at corporate users, such as McAfee Endpoint Encryption and Sophos SafeGuard Enterprise.
If you really want to take this route, the usual option is TrueCrypt, though it's far from user-friendly. This is free (donationware), open source "virtual drive" encryption software, and it's available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, it has no supporting management infrastructure, and no key recovery system. If you forget your password, or something goes wrong with the TrueCrypt file, there is no way to get your data back. You must therefore keep separate backups.
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SAM file Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows OS !



I’m introducing this tip to explain to you the dangerous vulnerability in windows (2000 ,XP, Vista and WIN7 ) Local users accounts .
The important question here is: am I safe when using windows user account with a strong password ?
Does this password prevents other people see or access my own and very private files?
The answer is definitely NO !!!
Because of SAM file Vulnerability that microsoft insists to use in every OS version starting with windows 2000 till now.
The local accounts you create in windows are stored in SAM file that exists in the following path “C:Windows\System32\config” .

The good news is that the file is encrypted but the bad news is that there is a lot of third party tools that can clear any password stored in that file Offline (via booting from a boot disk or CD or USB drive that contains the crack tool ) , and if anyone managed to apply such software on your pc that means that he is able to login with a blank password . but wait a second the victim can easily discover that someone missed up the his or her password (this is good but too late ) because the attacker has got what he wanted.

Some clever Hackers uses another technique which is : copying your original SAM file to some safe place , then apply one of the third party tools, then reboot and enjoys accessing your files eventually he restore your original SAM file (which contains your Non-blank password) by overwriting the cracked SAM . this way you won’t even feel any change to your VERY SECURE PASSWORD !!!!.


Putting all in a nutshell , nothing is 100% secure , i suggest to take these these best practices in to your concedratin :

- Use Bios Password instead of windows password specially with laptops(in laptops Bios password can not be cracked or cleared by Jumper )
- Never leave your confidential data on the same hard disk drive of your pc , it is better to save them to external hard drives or USB sticks or DVD.
-Convert Fat32 drives to NTFS and Use Encrypting File System (EFS) feature to store files in an encrypted format on your hard disk.
-Some laptops has a hardware encryption chip that can encrypt data on hard disk drive.
-windows vista and 7 (Ultimate and Business Edition) has a new hard disk encryption feature called BitLocker that prevents a thief who boots another operating system or runs a software hacking tool from breaking Windows files .

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Which operating system ?
Encryption is a method of preventing unauthorized access to computer files.
When you apply encryption to a file, the file is altered so that it cannot be read by others, unless you have given them an encryption key.

Windows XP supports encryption through EFS, the Encrypting File System.
If you have encrypted a file on your Windows XP computer, but no longer want or need the file to be encrypted, you can remove file encryption by changing the file's properties in Windows Explorer. Locate the file from which you want to remove encryption in Windows Explorer.
Right-click on the file, then click the "Properties" link in the context-menu.

This opens a Properties window.
Click the "Advanced" button in the attributes section of the Properties window.

This opens the Advanced Attributes window.
Click to uncheck the box next to "Encrypt contents to secure data" in the Advanced Attributes window.

Click the "OK" button to close the Advanced Attributes window.
Click the "Apply" button in the Properties window, then click the "OK" button.

This closes the window and completes the encryption removal process.
Open Encrypted Files

Windows XP supports file encryption through EFS, the Encrypting File System.
You can encrypt files with EFS so that only you and designated users can open them.

You open files that you encrypted just as you would any other files.
However, you cannot open files that another user encrypted with EFS, and other users cannot open files that you encrypted, unless the user trying to open the file has been added to the list of authorized users for that file.

You can authorize users to open encrypted files using the Windows XP EFS management tools.
Click the "Start" button, then click the "My Computer" icon on the Start menu.

This opens the My Computer window. Navigate to the encrypted file for which you want add an authorized user.


Right click the encrypted file, then click the "Properties" link in the context menu. This opens the Properties window.

Click the "Advanced" button in the Properties window.
This opens the Advanced Attributes window.

Click the "Details" button in the Advanced Attributes window.
This opens the Encryption Details window.

Click the "Add" button in the Encryption Details window.
This opens the "Select User" dialog box.

Click the user you want authorize to open the encrypted file, then click the "OK" button.
This closes the dialog box.

Click the "OK" buttons in the Encryption Details and Advanced Attributes windows to close them. Click the "Apply" button in the Properties window, then click the "OK" button to close the window and complete the process.

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Whenever i copy a files from external device lik cd dvd or usb. It automatically turns in encrypted format ie all files r in green colour. Can any1 solve this prob. Pls


You can go to the desktop folder and see if that whole folder is set as encrypted. Right click on the folder and clock properties. Then click the advanced button, and see if the encrypted check box is marked. If it is, see if you can clear the check mark.Try doing the same thing with any individual file that is encrypted. You can format a USB drive with some format other than NTFS. When you copy an encrypted file over to that USB drive, it should force it to be unencrypted, if it is being encrypted by EFS. Otherwise, it was encrypted before it was put on the CD or DVD, and there is nothing you can do except try to get the password used to encrypt it.

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Password Protecting a File...I have in the past done done this but forgot how...I remember I went to File-Properties-Security-Protect and then entered the pw I wanted to use....That doesn't work so...


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. If you want to protect or a File or a Folder you can follow the steps below.

Windows XP Professional

1. Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
2. Right-click the folder and click Properties.
3. Click the Advanced button.
4. Check "Encrypt contents to secure data" option.
5. Click Apply and then Ok.

Windows XP Home

1. Select the folder you wish to encrypt.
2. Right-click the folder and click Properties.
3. Click the Sharing tab.
4. Check the box Make this folder private
5. Click Apply and then Ok.

The ability to encrypt files and folders is not available in Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, and Windows Vista Home Premium

If you want to protect a Word Document please click on the link below.

How to password protect a Word document

How to password protect a Word document 2010


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Help decrypting the files


what software did you use to encrypt?? just get same software, and un-encrypt.

Jan 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Password in files


Well if you can save the file but are unsure how to store and keep the file on your pc and have it be safe I would recommend something called Folder Lock. I will provide you a link.

Link: http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/

Summary:
  • On-the-fly 256-bit AES encryption (military standard) for data security.
  • Just as Lockers in physical world, different users can create their own Lockers. A single user can create multiple Lockers with different passwords as well. With Folder Lock, you can choose either to encrypt using 256-bit AES on-the-fly encryption or lock files, folders and drives anywhere on your computer. Each Locker can contain your encrypted files as well as your personal list of locked items.

Dec 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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How I can "Decrypt data files" on Win XP Professional.


Since you reinstalled the OS, the certificate for the user has changed. You can try the following methods, but there is no guaranty it will work.
These method apply only if the computer name and users name stays the same as the original. If the machine name or the users name or the users privilege changed, these method will not work.

Only the following people can decrypt an encrypted file:
· The user who encrypted the file
· Any user who was designated as a recovery agent before the file was encrypted
· Any user who has the public key or private key for the recovery agent or the user who originally encrypted the file
· Any user who has been granted access to the file
Members of the Administrators group cannot decrypt files unless the person who encrypted the files designated them as recovery agents before encrypting the files.

Note You must be the original user who encrypted the file or a designated recovery agent for the file to follow these steps

Method 1:
To remove encryption from a file, follow these steps:
1. Use Windows Explorer to locate the encrypted file that you want to decrypt.
2. Right-click the encrypted file, and then click Properties.
3. On the General tab, click Advanced.
4. Click to clear the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, click OK, and then click OK again.

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