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Windows 7: How to fix my admin problem?


25 Apr 2013   #11

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So you can read some files in a folder on external drive. Post permissions of file in same folder (a file that you can't read)

Show us the owner. Show us all permissions


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25 Apr 2013   #12

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In elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
icacls  d:\somefolder\subfolder\filename.extension
This shows permissions of file d:\somefolder\subfolder\filename.extension
Post the output

Code beneath shows the owner
Code:
 
dir/q  d:\somefolder\subfolder\filename.extension
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25 Apr 2013   #13

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If somebody knows what this is that's preventing me from accessing my own files then please post ASAP. ty
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25 Apr 2013   #14

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
In elevate command prompt Elevated Command Prompt

Code:
icacls  d:\somefolder\subfolder\filename.extension
This shows permissions of file d:\somefolder\subfolder\filename.extension
Post the output

Code beneath shows the owner
Code:
 
dir/q  d:\somefolder\subfolder\filename.extension
Post the output please. And also screenshot of error message.
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25 Apr 2013   #15

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**UPDATE** I have noticed that the colour of the folders names that I CAN'T gain access are green, as for the ones I can access are just default black.
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25 Apr 2013   #16

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
**UPDATE** I have noticed that the colour of the folders names that I CAN'T gain access are green, as for the ones I can access are just default black.
Green means encrypted!!!

So you can't read ANY file in that folder at all! I thought you could copy some files??!

Why did you encrypt them? Encrypted files can only be read by the users that are allowed to decrypt them (they have the right decrypt certificate)

How Do I: Get Started with the Encrypting File System in Windows 7?

Also see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iusGf90hgno
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25 Apr 2013   #17

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
**UPDATE** I have noticed that the colour of the folders names that I CAN'T gain access are green, as for the ones I can access are just default black.
Green means encrypted!!!

So you can't read ANY file in that folder at all! I thought you could copy some files??!

Why did you encrypt them? Encrypted files can only be read by the users that are allowed to decrypt them (they have the right decrypt certificate)

How Do I: Get Started with the Encrypting File System in Windows 7?

Also see Encrypting File System (EFS) no Windows 7 - YouTube
Yes I've JUST noticed this just before checking this post and that's it. I have absolutely NO IDEA why some of the files I have in my external HD are encrypted in the first place!! Everything that is on my backup HD has been transferred there the exact same way as one another (click and drag) so there should be absolutely NO reason as to why any of my files should be encrypted from the beginning!
This just doesn't make any sense..

I'm just typing into the command prompt now and I'm getting 'invalid parameter', I'm obviously doing this wrong. Help?
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25 Apr 2013   #18

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stuckstuck View Post
**UPDATE** I have noticed that the colour of the folders names that I CAN'T gain access are green, as for the ones I can access are just default black.
Green means encrypted!!!

So you can't read ANY file in that folder at all! I thought you could copy some files??!

Why did you encrypt them? Encrypted files can only be read by the users that are allowed to decrypt them (they have the right decrypt certificate)

How Do I: Get Started with the Encrypting File System in Windows 7?

Also see Encrypting File System (EFS) no Windows 7 - YouTube

I am seriously dreading the next few answers, but is there any solution to this? I mean NOW I found out that some of my files are for some reason encrypted, and this is AFTER I reformatted my HD, is there such thing as decrypting?
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25 Apr 2013   #19

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Most likely some folders were already encrypted on external disk. When you drag files in those folders....files will be encrypted. They can only be decrypted if you have the right certificate!!

You have backup of certificate? You have backup of old Windows 7 system?
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26 Apr 2013   #20

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