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I had windows xp home edition i have data of almost 20gb and i had encrypted it.due to some reason i had to reinstall my OS and now im not able to view those files as it is encrypted.so can anyone tell me how to decrypt that data and its really very important i cant afford loosing it.

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File Encryption is based on the Unique ID of the user, so unless you saved the security certificate of your previous user, you're chances of retrieving your information is slim to none


Apparently, but i've never tried it, you can move the files to a FAT32 drive as FAT32 doesn't support file encryption

if you can't move the files then you could convert your NTFS drive to a FAT32 drive, although, once converted backwards, you can't convert forward, PLEASE NOTE: converting your drive to FAT32 while there is data on there could render all your data currupt, so if you really really need this information it might be worth taking the chance, but back up your data before you try, because the chances of losing everything is very high.

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Install the software you use to encrypt the file cause it has also the program to decrypt it. Explore the program.

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