Restore Encrypted Files in Windows XP

“Even though I protected confidential and essential files with encryption technology, I failed to save them from unforeseen data loss scenarios. Recently while trying to format virus infected USB drive; I unknowingly formatted my Windows XP D: Drive that contained plenty of valuable files including encrypted files. How can I recover encrypted files in Windows XP system after formatting? Please anyone help me regarding this! Thanks in advance!”

There are various techniques to safeguard files and folders like encryption in Windows XP system; however these advanced methods are not exempted from data loss scenarios as specified in above scenario. Encrypted files may get deleted or go missing from Windows XP system because of various reasons, let us discuss some of them:

  • Mistakenly shift deleting essential encrypted files in Windows XP system will results in permanent deletion of those files
  • Malicious virus attack on Windows XP system PC might infect encrypted files and delete them with or without your intimation
  • Interrupted transmission of encrypted files from Windows XP to other storage devices may also lead to loss of those encrypted files
  • Improper cut paste operations, abrupt system termination, file system corruption, storage device corruption, etc can even contributes to loss of encrypted files in Windows XP computer

Other than above mentioned data loss issues, there are several other reasons that cause loss or removal of encrypted files in Windows XP system. However, it is also extremely feasible to restore encrypted files using any influential encrypted file retrieval software.

Encrypted file recovery tool for Windows XP:

One of the perfect tools to retrieve deleted or missing encrypted files in Windows XP is Yodot File Recovery. This software can recover various types of files protected by encryption technique such as MSOffice files (DOC, XLS, PPT, etc), compressed files (RAR, JAR, ZIP, 7Z, etc), media files (JPG, PNG, MP3, MP4, MOV, etc), program files, etc from Windows XP system hard drive. Its interactive interface and simple on-screen instructions helps even novice system user to restore deleted or missing encrypted files in Windows XP system. Including encrypted files, this utility can also recover password protected files under various data loss scenarios in Windows XP system. You can even bring back lost or deleted encrypted files from any external storage devices like pen drives, memory cards, external hard drives, SSD drives, etc, using this software. Along with Windows XP operating system, this application is compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 operating systems.

Simple process to restore encrypted files in Windows XP:

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery program to your Windows XP desktop / laptop
  • Run the software and follow the on-screen instructions
  • From main screen, click on “Delete File Recovery” option to rescue deleted encrypted files
  • Or use “Lost File Recovery” option to get back lost encrypted files in Windows XP system
  • Now, the application scans entire Windows XP computer and displays all the partitions or drives present in it
  • Select the drive / partition from where encrypted files are to be recovered
  • After through scanning of selected Windows XP hard drive partition, the utility displays list of encrypted files
  • Mark you desired encrypted files from the list, which you want to extract back and simply click "next"
  • At last save the retrieved encrypted files to your desired destination location on Windows XP system. However, not to the same Windows XP partition from where files are restored to avoid data replacement

Instructions to Note:

  • Backup encrypted files of Windows XP system on external storage devices to overcome unforeseen data loss scenarios
  • Maintain good anti-virus software and make your Windows XP PC bug free

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