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    Hi All,

    I am unable to recover data from encrypted folder. Is there any way to resolve this issue?

    I had encrypted one folder on my windows xp machine which is in domain. Due to some os issue I have reinstalled the os & now I m unable to access that encrypted folder which was created by my domain id.

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    Re: Unable to access encrypted data

    The domain adminstrator should be able to do so providing you didn't change any default settings. They are given a recovery key by default I believe.

    The below is an extract from the Technet document aove relevant to your situation.

    'If you cannot restore the user's keys, and you have access to the DRA keys, the actual process of recovery is very straightforward: move the file to a machine that has the DRA's private key, find the file in Explorer, right-click it to open its Properties dialog, switch to the General tab, click the Advanced button, and clear the "Encrypt contents to secure data" checkbox. That's all you have to do!'