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    Re: Lost Encryption Key NEED HELP

    I told you - search online for *data recovery* sites - you'll find lots of places that have advertisements of what they can and cannot do.

    However, since you encrypted the drive, and were using Vista, I am pretty sure that the encryption technology, when you enable it, *asks* you if you want to make a backup of the key - that is the digital locker thing I was referring to. If you did that then all you have to do is go to that site, enter your previous login and password and your key is waiting there for you.

    If you didn't do that, I am not suite sure how you got that drive encrypted - my understanding is that it is a *requirement* when you use the encryption feature of Vista....

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    Re: Lost Encryption Key NEED HELP

    im sorry but do i go to control panel then programs then to digital locker? and then it should be there. and again thank you so much im despite

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    Re: Lost Encryption Key NEED HELP

    I believe so - actually, though, start by trying to encrypt a new drive, and go through the prompts there - it should then ask you to log into your Digital Locker account, where it should *then* tell you that you already have a key there and ask if you want to use it or not....

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    Re: Lost Encryption Key NEED HELP

    thanks AGAIN

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    Good luck to ya - and here's to hoping it works....

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    Re: Lost Encryption Key NEED HELP

    Quote Originally Posted by andym900 View Post
    I can see all of my files on the hard drive i cant believe if the cops or somebody got my harddrive that they could not get the info off

    If you used the built in encryption in Vista and you do not have a key or recovery cert, then it is IMPOSSIBLE to recover any files. Not even the "cops" or any forensic company can crack the files.

    This happened to me ONE TIME and it will never happen again!!!

    In the future you may want to consider a online backup solution. I use IDrive. You get 2GB free storage and you could store your keys their. For $49.00 a year you get 150GB of storage....plenty for the typical home user.

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