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How to open encrypted files after formatting my hard drive ?

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Last response: in Antivirus / Security / Privacy
March 18, 2017 1:28:13 PM

I have a an encrypted file I can't open I'm getting access dined ( win 8.1 ) it was encrypted before I format my pc and now I can't access it . It's mostly .txt files I tried some methods but nothing seems working . HELP!!

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March 18, 2017 2:19:22 PM

can't decrypt it? what is the exact message?
March 19, 2017 8:32:08 AM

rgd1101 said:
can't decrypt it? what is the exact message?

When I try to decrypt
Access denied : you will need to provide administrator permission to change these attributes .
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March 19, 2017 9:23:56 PM

If the files were encrypted with EFS, the keys were not backed up, then the drive containing the keys was formatted, then you will never again see the contents of those files. The same can be said of BitLocker where the recovery key is not backed up and the TPM (if one is fitted) is cleared.
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