With Bleeping Computer's amazing help I have restored my files after CryptoVault! YAY!! I have, however, been totally unsucessful at removing over 2,000 "how_recover" files it put on my computer. Any suggestions? I searched and found them all but even if I try to remove them one at a time it jams up my laptop. I went away for a few days and left it churning when it said it was "preparing to recycle" and it was still trying when I returned. Thanks in advance for any help.