I have USB hard drive with an NTFS partiton on it. Some of the files on\nthat drive are encrypted (standard Microsoft EFS - encrypting file\nsystem -\- a feature of Windows 2000 and XP Pro). The drive works fine,\nno problems reading it on the computer on which it was made.\n\nQuestion: How do you access these files on another computer running\nWindows XP Pro (or presumably Windows 2000)? (in fact, the drive is a\nbackup of the primary system's drive, so if the primary system's drive\nDID fail, the question would be very relevant).\n\nThings that have been tried:\n\n-export the "certificate" (.pfx) file from the source computer and\nimport it into the destination computer. Still cannot access the files.\n\n-"take ownership" of the files. Still cannot access the files.\n\nThere has to be a way to make these files accessible on a computer other\nthan the one on which they were created, but I can't find out how to do it.