Windows XP Data Encryption and Decryption

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I had encrypted some of my important files for security reasons with my Windows XP and uploaded them on the net to access it from elsewhere to use. One of my office fellow is unable to decrypt this file in my office who is also using windows XP. Is there a way to decrypt those files and use them?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #114539

Windows XP Data Encryption and Decryption


Yes, the file can be decrypted. But the method provided below are for advanced users only. If you are unsure on what to do, you can ask for support on Microsoft site below:

The following people can be able to decrypt a file:

1. The person who encrypted it.

2. Anyone assigned as recovery agent when the file is encrypted.

3. Anyone who has the public or private key or the person who encrypted the file.

4. Anyone that has a granted access from the person who encrypted it.

To remove the encryption of a folder:

1. Search for the encrypted folder through Windows Explorer.

2. Right-click on that folder and click Properties.

3. Click Advanced on the General tab.

4. Untick the "Encrypt contents to secure data" check box and then click OK twice.

5. If you are asked to:

  • Decrypt the folder only, click the Apply the changes to this folder only and then click the OK button.
  • Decrypt the folder and subfolders or files, click the Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files and then click the OK button.

Note: Only the authorized person can remove the decryption. People who are not authorized will receive errors.


Answered By 15 points N/A #114540

Windows XP Data Encryption and Decryption


What do you mean when you say you encrypted some files using windows XP? You must have been using some application and that is the application that you will use to remove the security credentials that you have given to the files that your friend has problem accessing right now.

I am just guessing that the files that you have send your friend are in the ms word format and therefore you use ms word to create the files. That being the case, you will need to remove the password to access and the password to modify the document as follows:

  • Open the word document.
  • Click on file and then save as.
  • In the save dialog box, click on options and then click general.
  • In the window that opens, remove the passwords that are there and then save the changes.

You can now send the document to your friend.

You can also try to download and install Silver Key for encryption/decryption of data, please watch the video below:

Clair Charles

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