Advanced EFS Data Recovery

Break NTFS encryption and decrypt files protected with the Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows.

  • Break NTFS encryption by attacking Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Decrypt files from users transferred to another domain, deleted accounts and disks taken offline
  • Recover encrypted files if the system partition was formatted
  • Search for encryption keys with low-level disk scan
  • Helps analyze deleted data

Supports: all consumer and Server versions of Windows since Windows 2000 to Windows 10, NTFS, Encrypted File System (EFS), deleted users

Standard Edition $ 149
Professional Edition $ 299
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Restore Access to EFS-Encrypted Files

Microsoft Encrypting File System (EFS) is an integral part of Microsoft Windows operating systems enabling users to protect their files against unauthorized access even from those who gain physical access to the hard disk or the computer that contains the encrypted files.

Advanced EFS Data Recovery decrypts the protected files, and works in all versions of Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016. The recovery is still possible even when the system damaged, is not bootable, or when some encryption keys have been tampered with.

Advanced EFS Data Recovery recovers EFS-encrypted data that becomes inaccessible because of system administration errors such as removing users and user profiles, misconfiguring data recovery authorities, transferring users between domains, or moving hard disks to a different PC.

Usage Scenarios

Advanced EFS Data Recovery is a powerful data recovery tool that helps recovering the encrypted files under various circumstances.

  • EFS-protected disk inserted into a different PC
  • Deleted users or user profiles
  • User transferred into a different domain without EFS consideration
  • Account password reset performed by system administrator without EFS consideration
  • Damaged disk, corrupted file system, unbootable operating system
  • Reinstalled Windows or computer upgrades
  • Formatted system partitions with encrypted files left on another disk

Recovering Encrypted Files

Advanced EFS Data Recovery decrypts files protected with EFS quickly and efficiently. Scanning the hard disk directly sector by sector, Advanced EFS Data Recovery locates the encrypted files as well as the available encryption keys, and decrypts the protected files. The direct access to the file system allows Advanced EFS Data Recovery to recover encrypted files in the most difficult cases even if the disk with data is only available without a valid user account to login into system, or when some encryption keys have been tampered with.

All Features and Benefits

Why Encrypted Files Become Inaccessible

The EFS appears completely transparent to the user, providing on-the-fly encryption and decryption of data with strong cryptographic algorithms. The ease of use and complete transparency to the end user creates false impression of impeccability of the Encrypting File System in the eyes of the user, who often forget about the encrypted files when they re-install Windows or transfer a disk into a new, upgraded computer.

Instant Access

With Advanced EFS Data Recovery, instant access to EFS-protected files is often possible. The product is well aware of the EFS encryption weakness present in Windows 2000, allowing quickest recovery of the encrypted files. Supplying a valid password to the user account (or a previously used password if the password has been reset by a system adnistrator, causing EFS-protected files to become inaccessible) or an account that serves as a data recovery agent (Administrator account by default) can often provide on-the-fly decryption of the protected files.

The Professional edition locates master and private keys in the deleted files as well, scanning the disk sector by sector and using patterns to locate the keys, allowing the recovery of re-formatted disks and overwritten Windows installations.

Compatibility Chart

AEFSDR Standard AEFSDR Professional
Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/2003/Win7/Win8
Supports Windows Server 2008/2012
Supports DESX/3DE3/AES encryption
'Wizard' and 'Expert' interfaces
Search for encrypted files
Backup/restore keys
Scan for keys at the file level
Scan for keys by sectors -
Analyse deleted files -

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Administrator privileges are required

Trial limitations

An unregistered (trial) version decrypts only first 512 bytes of given files, padding the rest of content with zeros (the source/encrypted files remain untouched).

Release notes

Advanced EFS Data Recovery v.4.50.51

Windows 8/8.1, Server 2012 compatible

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

System requirements

Windows

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 7 (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 (64 bit)
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Server 2003/2008
  • Windows Vista (32 bit)
  • Windows Vista (64 bit)
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Administrator privileges are required

Trial limitations

An unregistered (trial) version decrypts only first 512 bytes of given files, padding the rest of content with zeros (the source/encrypted files remain untouched).

Release notes

Advanced EFS Data Recovery v.4.50.51

Windows 8/8.1, Server 2012 compatible

Uninstallation procedure: in order to uninstall the product, follow the standard procedure via Control Panel - Programs and features or use the corresponding Unistall link from the product's folder in the Windows Start menu.

Buy Advanced EFS Data Recovery

Standard Edition
$ 149
Professional Edition
$ 299
Buy now