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I have a file which has been encrypted using Mc Afee endpoint protection. My laptop was changed and i was not able to open this file. Is there any way this file can be decrypted

I have a file which has been encrypted using Mc Afee endpoint protection. My laptop was changed and i was not able to open this file. Is there any way this file can be decrypted?

I see the following when i try to open the file :-

Type:This file is encrypted with McAfee Endpoint Encryption for Files and Folders - If you see this message you must not edit or save this file, doing so will irretrievably corrupt the file

Version:3.0.0

KeyUid:{7b9eaf2e-fcdf-4fb6-ba6c-32a43c5eaf1d}

ProviderId:McAfee ePO

KeyContext:

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Message was edited by: gaur.ankit2007 on 4/18/14 9:46:24 PM CDT
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Re: I have a file which has been encrypted using Mc Afee endpoint protection. My laptop was changed and i was not able to open this file. Is there any way this file can be decrypted

Yes - you just need to have Endpoint Encryption for Files/Folders installed onto your new laptop. That's the only way.

Re: I have a file which has been encrypted using Mc Afee endpoint protection. My laptop was changed and i was not able to open this file. Is there any way this file can be decrypted

Do i need to have the same Endpoint Encryption for Files/Folders like in my previous laptop ? or can i just download a trial version to decrypt?

Also while playing around with the encrypted file i noticed that the file name was ending with a special character.  I deleted that special character from the file name to check if the file opens. Can this cause any issues?

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Re: I have a file which has been encrypted using Mc Afee endpoint protection. My laptop was changed and i was not able to open this file. Is there any way this file can be decrypted

Yes, deleting the special char means that EEFF will no longer recognise the file - you need to put that back.

No, you can't open that file just by installing EEFF - you need access to your companys environment (for the encryption keys).

The best thing to do would be to talk to your IT department and get EEFF properly installed on your new PC.

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