Question Cannot decrypt files after installing windows..

May 13, 2019
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I installed windows 10 again because i exploded ethernet drivers which could not fixed. I had backup of all files, and some where encrypted by right click→properties→general→advanced→"Encrypt contents to secure data".
Now on the fresh windows i cannot copy them to the pc. It says it could not be decrypted. Changing ownerships didn't work though the Usernames are same.
 
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Are you also in possession of the EFS file encryption certificate and key backup , if not your most likely out of luck.
Yeah i guess. I remember a window windows recommended me to backup encryption key or something. Whatever it was, i did it successfully. I have no idea where did it export the key and where it is saved.
 

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