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Restore of encrypted files RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to restore individual folders and files, but for encrypted files I get file access errors. I near the end of a rebuild and do not wish to do a complete restore.

     

    So the original drive is already gone and I would like to get access to the encrypted files in the backup, but so far no luck.

     

    The exact error is "Cannot copy <name>: Access is denied"

    Non-encrypted file copy OK

     

    ... lookin for ANY help

    Saturday, March 29, 2008 3:48 PM

Answers

  • The only way to restore files encrypted by EFS is to use a recovery agent, which unfortunately, must have been created before the files were backed up.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241201
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 5:36 AM