Tool to Extract Password Protected Folders from Windows XP

windows 7 data recoveryMost of the time user will protect their folders with security code in various situations like:

  • When multiple users are using same system
  • When access to some information has to be secured from others

The only way to protect a folder from other users is creating a password to that folder.

How to create password to a folder?

To secure folders on Windows XP system, follow the below procedure: Select the folder which you want to create password-> Right click on it-> select Properties -> On the general tab, click on Advanced button-> check the box “Encrypt contents to secure data “ -> then click on “Apply” and then “Ok”

But sometimes user may face lots of problems if these password protected folders will get deleted from system. Let us know the most common facts that may cause for deletion of password protected folders from Windows XP:

  • Mistakenly applying “Shift” “Delete” key combination on password protected folders on Windows XP
  • Due to virus attack on password protected folders
  • Interruptions( suddenly cancelling copy operation or power failure) occur while transferring password protected folders from Windows XP to some other devices then it may get lost

How to recover password protected folders?

Few file recovery software are available to restore password protected folders from Windows XP system. Among them, Yodot File Recovery program assures effective results.

Advantages of using Yodot File Recovery tool:

Robust algorithm of this application will deeply scan hard drive to find deleted or lost password protected folders within stipulated time. It will support to extract different file types such as pictures, archives, animations, documents, spreadsheets, applications and so on. Addition to password protected folders; it will assist to restore encrypted file or folder from Windows 7 system. Further, it will help you to retrieve files from different removable storage media such as iPod, USB drive, memory sticks and other external hard drive. Apart from Windows XP, it helps to extract password protected folders on other Windows OS such as Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008.

Procedure to extract password protected folder from Windows XP:

  • First, install Yodot File Recovery tool on your Windows system and run it
  • Two options “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” will display in foremost screen; choose option by considering your file loss situation
  • In next screen, it will show list of drives associated with Windows XP system, then select the one from where password protected folders 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 to password protected folders and finally restore them in a safe and secured place other than source location

Important precautions!!

  • Avoid cancelling copy operation while file transfer process is carried on
  • Before deleting files permanently from system check twice or thrice
  • Always maintain backup of important files on some other storage media
  • Regularly update antivirus software in your system

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