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Old 01-27-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
Ben0341
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Unhappy mounting SATA drive to gain access to locked folders


I am using Konsole 1.6 to try to gain access to the 'My Documents' folder a user locked using EFS. He has lost the key to unlock the folder so I was thinking or hoping using linux I can gain access to these files and unlock them.
The machine is running XP with a SATA drive with 1 hard drive with 2 partitions. Having a hard time trying to mount the hard drive in order for me to gain access to the files.
Any help is appreciated, if there is any other posts related to this please point me in the right direction.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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I am using Konsole 1.6 to try to gain access to the 'My Documents' folder a user locked using EFS. He has lost the key to unlock the folder so I was thinking or hoping using linux I can gain access to these files and unlock them.
The machine is running XP with a SATA drive with 1 hard drive with 2 partitions. Having a hard time trying to mount the hard drive in order for me to gain access to the files.
Any help is appreciated, if there is any other posts related to this please point me in the right direction.
I doubt there's anything that Linux can do to help you with this. That's an encrypted file system, so without the decryption key, you're done.

While you may be able to mount the raw disk, you'd be reading encrypted blocks of data, and still need the key.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 12:19 PM   #3
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EFS File systems

Thanks...I was hoping that using Linux that it could sort of back door the security and I would be able to copy the data and than open the new copied files.
 
  


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