Decrypt Vista backup files to put on an XP pc

  grumpy-git 15:15 24 Jan 2008

Bought a new Vista laptop & transferred across all my Outlook Express e-mail folders from the XP machine, expecting that I would be using the laptop for the forseeable future. Same with some web sites I was working on.

I wasn't expecting the laptop to be, shall we say "useless", and that the files would be restored once I got it back again. So now I need to try & get some of those files back again, otherwise everything done during the 3 weeks of owning that new laptop has been lost. Obviously "if" I buy another Vista machine I can access them.

Is there any way to extract/decrypt files from the zip files onto an XP machine? Had a look on the Microsoft site, but didn't make much progress there.


  grumpy-git 14:09 04 Feb 2008

Now have another Vista pc but it seems it won't read a set of backup files from another pc.

Got most of what I wanted from an Acronis backup.

I'll mark it as resolved, although there seems no "actual" solution to reading Vista backups.

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