How to open encrypted file

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I have formatted one PC, after re-installing all software system won't allow to open all excel,word files showing "file access denied...encrypted file or read only", though I logged through administrator with all rights. All files was encrypted by earlier user and created certificate, before formatting the PC hardware engineer won't take backup for that user certificate, now after formatting all folders, files system won't allow. Kindly provide solution how should I will recover all these files. Regards, Aslekar

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Hell Pva,
did you try and recover the lost certificate with data recovery software?
To my knowledge if you don’t have the keys to decrypt the files you have no chance of reading them.
For restoring data you may use several software, I have used Easy Recovery.
Bye

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  • prakashrwt
    Hi, I encrypted my Excel 2007 in my XP and therefore install XP not open my excel files now even install xp again but not open my excel file. I have no key for open the files. What do I do? Please help me with my Excel files. They are very important to me.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    @prakash, once you lost the key, not easy to recover the file without the key. There are several recovery tools, but in practical they don't work 100% satisfaction. You may rebuild the file. Or try to recover the same if you have an old edition of the file or from backups.
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  • ToddN2000
    Without the key it's near impossible. To anyone who has encrypted data and is looking to upgrade or move this to another system, back up everything. It's not just backing up your data that's important. There are underlying file that store critical information you may need like they encryption keys among others.
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