Cannot move encrypted files to new system.

BuboyIX

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Hey guys,

I have a unit with a dead motherboard but with other stuff working like the hard drive and power supply. So I decided to change the motherboard only. Then I removed the hard drive and placed in on an enclosure to back up my previous files so I can perform a clean install of windows. However, I had encrypted files in there. Then this window popped up (http://imgur.com/uBbJrAE) I accidentally closed that window. How can I bring that window back up again cause can't move the files from my hard drive to another system.

Thanks
 

ex_bubblehead

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To back up your EFS certificate

Open Certificate Manager by clicking the Start button , typing certmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER. ...
Click the arrow next to the Personal folder to expand it.
Click Certificates.
Click the certificate that lists Encrypting File System under Intended Purposes.
 

BuboyIX

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But I'm on a different computer. When I plug the old hard drive with the encrypted files on the new motherboard. Windows won't boot. I don't think it's the same certificate as the one it is asking when I try to decrypt it.
 

BuboyIX

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Gone forever?:(

Yep, I haven't exported it. Not really my PC, so there's no backup of it.

Hey, do you atleast know how to make this window pop up again? (http://imgur.com/uBbJrAE)
 

BuboyIX

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What will I do next after clicking the certificate?
 

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