How to Restore NTFS Encrypted Files?

windows 7 data recoveryNew Technology File system (NTFS) is introduced by Microsoft organization as advanced version of FAT file system. It contains several technical improvements compared to legacy versions like FAT and HPFS. This file system contains advanced data structures that improve performance, reliability, space utilization of hard disk, etc.

While using NTFS systems, sometime user may encrypt their files to secure vital information. But, these encrypted files may get lost from NTFS system due to various reasons. Let us know some of the common situations faced by most of the NTFS users:

  • Installing unauthorized third party applications in system
  • Severe virus attack to encrypted files
  • Unknowingly applying “shift” “Delete” key combination on encrypted files
  • Interruptions occurs while transferring encrypted files to some other devices

How to retrieve NTFS encrypted files?

Once encrypted files are lost from NTFS drive then you cannot recover it manually. The only way is to use relevant file recovery tool to restore the files. If you want to retrieve lost encrypted files safely within short period of time, then use Yodot File Recovery software. Robust algorithm of this utility deeply scans to find your deleted or lost encrypted files within stipulated time. It will support to extract different file types such as documents, spreadsheets, pictures, archives, animations, applications and so on. Along with encrypted files, it will assist in recovering password protected files and hidden folders from NTFS system. Also, this utility act as jump drive file recovery software. It will assist you to retrieve files from different removable storage media such as iPod, USB drive, memory sticks and other external hard drive. This application is compatible to restore encrypted file or folders from Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Procedure to get back encrypted files from NTFS:

  • After choosing Yodot File Recovery tool, it’s time to scan your NTFS system hard drive
  • First thing, install Yodot File Recovery tool on your Windows system and run it
  • Two options called “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” will get displayed; select any option according to the situation where encrypted files were lost
  • In next screen, it will show list of drives associated with Windows system, then select NTFS drive from where encrypted files need to be restored
  • After selecting drive, it will start scanning process
  • Once scanning is finished, you are going to see a list of files in different file views such as “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Just select the files whose name matches your encrypted files and finally restore them in a safe and secured place other than source location

Important precautions!!

  • Avoid to install unauthorized third party applications on your system
  • Follow proper procedure while installing OS in system as it may cause file loss situation in future