Acess denied error

By Tomdynam
Nov 25, 2010
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  1. ERROR: ACCESS DENIED....I reinstalled windows XP PRO and restored my data.
    I think I have 2 problems....
    I try to open many types or files and they won't open. Pictures will not load also. I get a red X. But I get this error. I tried to change the permissions and went to the security tab to change it and still have the same problem. Can anyone help!!! Making me crazy!

    Also have an issue with some files that where encrypted. I tried to use the old certificate but it wouldn't load, to de-crypt the files. I also tried the un-encrypt by selecting the folder, and de-crypting it but it wont work or decrypt on most of the files.... Does anyone know if it has something to do with the certificate?? certmngr??? Or if there's a FREEWARE TO DECRYPT IT??
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    After installing Windows did you install all the applications associated with the files in question? As a side issue, did you install all the chipset, video, sound, etc. drivers?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    You may need to "take ownership" of your data files

    Oh Oh. You may have a big problem.

    Usually encryption needs a key that must be backed up along with the data and then restored to unencrypt. Someone else might know otherwise or have better news but from what i've read, if you didn't backup the encryption key you can't unencrypt :(

    To my knowledge there's no freeware or pay-ware solution either. what's the point of encryption if you can simply unencrypt with freeware or pay tool?) :dead:
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,167   +986

    For Windows Encryption File System, the users login password is part of the HD encryption key. If you change your password, then you've also lost descryption! Sadly, returning the password to the previous value does not work either.

    As LookingAround has said, you need an RSA

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