Question Decrypt old files on the same HDD - Windows 10 encryption

Gazownik

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Hey,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post about it - if not then I apologize.

Lately, I was forced to do a format and as usual, I've installed all drivers etc.
Everything works fine but I've had a folder with my files necessary for work that has been encrypted using Windows 10 tool (I kinda forgot about it).

Now I can't do anything with them, no opening/editing/copying, basically nothing.

I didn't set any decryption key or anything similar because I'd have it saved somewhere.

It's the same PC, on the same HDD and even the same user (using online Microsoft login - admin ofc).

I've tried changing ownership etc. / contacted Microsoft customer support and none solved my problem.


Does anyone know what might be the problem and can help me or there's no chance to retrieve the files?
 

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