Here's my situation.
Was using EFS on my Vista laptop – had a backup of my certificate.
HD crashed…managed to recover some of my files (Encrypted) – but they "lost" the "Encrypted" attribute in the process.
I'm now on my new Windows 7 Enterprise laptop – imported my old Vista EFS certificate…I have my files on a USB drive and copied them over to my new drive (NTLM), but as I mentioned, Windows doesn't see them as being Encrypted…so I can't decrypt them.
Is there a way to either force the Encrypt attribute to be set, so that I'll then be able to decrypt them…or to force-decrypt them manually even though the system doesn't see the file as being encrypted?