it looks like Microsoft didn't get it right

Dean, James Jdean at
Thu Nov 11 08:40:45 EST 2004

for sale at
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A program to recover (decrypt) files encrypted on NTFS (EFS) partitions
created in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Files are being
decrypted even in a case when the system is not bootable and so you cannot
log on, and/or some encryption keys (private or master) have been tampered.
Besides, decryption is possible even when Windows is protected using SYSKEY.
AEFSDR effectively (and instantly) decrypts the files protected under all
versions of Windows Server 2003 (Standard and Enterprise), Windows XP
(including Service Pack 1) and Windows 2000 (including Service Packs 1, 2, 3
and 4). Registered version costs $99 (personal license) or $199 (business
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