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Windows 7: ridiculous...can someone help

02 Dec 2010   #41
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandeep108 View Post
Usually when encrypted files are being copied to external media, windows (or the OS) always asks that doing so would remove the encryption.
If this was true, what would be the point in encrypting them at all? If I got physical access to your computer and copied files off (which would break the encryption)...then they weren't really encrypted.


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02 Dec 2010   #42
mikamika

windows 7
 
 

Ok, well thanks for trying everyone, I appreciate it. I suppose the thing is that confuses me the most is that this wasn't always the case - Go back 3-4 days ago, the pictures were fine, then bam, turned green and gone.

Again I appreciate all the time you guys/gals have put in trying to help me.
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02 Dec 2010   #43
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

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Go back 3-4 days ago, the pictures were fine, then bam, turned green and gone.
Try a System Restore point before they screwed up but after you put them on your PC.

That may put things right.
Just in case.
System Restore

When this window opens check the box "Show other restore points." This will give you more options to choose from. If one restore point doesn't work try one next to it in time but between the good picture point and the mess up.
If they restore make a copy of all pictures in new folder. Copy/ paste. Then burn new folder pictures to CD/DVD or Flash drive for a back-up.

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02 Dec 2010   #44
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I sent a message to a Mac friend of mine, asking for something like Recuva, but for OSX, just as an option.
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02 Dec 2010   #45
mikamika

windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I appreciate that

And on to the next wall... As you are aware I am the only "user" on here, and have full administrator rights.

Thought I would try "restoration" on here but am faced with yet another box telling me i need admin rights. Which I clearly have


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02 Dec 2010   #46
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Start> All Programs> Accesories> System Tools> Right click System Restore> Left click run as Administrator.

There may be a shorter way but this will work.

Mike
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02 Dec 2010   #47
sevener

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikamika View Post
Thanks, I appreciate that

And on to the next wall... As you are aware I am the only "user" on here, and have full administrator rights.

Thought I would try "restoration" on here but am faced with yet another box telling me i need admin rights. Which I clearly have
Just restart your system and check back !
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02 Dec 2010   #48
gregrocker

 

Have you made a lot of System settings changes which might have borked your User Accounts or OS?

If so you might try System Restoring to your earliest Restore point, or to a System Image you hopefully made after install.

If you keep getting these annoying Admin prompts and suspect it is from a series of random settings changes which can't be reversed, I would consider clean reinstalling. We can help you get a perfect reinstall.
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02 Dec 2010   #49
sandeep108

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandeep108 View Post
Usually when encrypted files are being copied to external media, windows (or the OS) always asks that doing so would remove the encryption.
If this was true, what would be the point in encrypting them at all? If I got physical access to your computer and copied files off (which would break the encryption)...then they weren't really encrypted.
You will require to login with your user name/password.

The way default is set up, the files are not encrypted and anybody putting in a simple Linux Live CD can access your files, even if you have put a login user name/p'word or any admin can take ownership and access.

Once you encrypt the files in Windows, even if you get local access (say somebody steals your laptop), nobody can access / copy your encrypted files without you logging in. It is only once you log in and select copy that windows will ask you to break the encryption on the files being copied. And this is only on the target media, your original files remain encrypted. Unless of course you choose 'cut'.

Coming back to the OP's issue, if everything was ok 3-4 days back, then apparently seems to be a case of data corruption as I do not think files would simply get encrypted on their own and that also all reduced to 8kb size. Probably running a chkdsk in this case would help and in no way cause any harm.
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03 Dec 2010   #50
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandeep108 View Post
Once you encrypt the files in Windows, even if you get local access (say somebody steals your laptop), nobody can access / copy your encrypted files without you logging in. It is only once you log in and select copy that windows will ask you to break the encryption on the files being copied. And this is only on the target media, your original files remain encrypted. Unless of course you choose 'cut'.
That isn't really encryption, then. Encryption involves a key...and without said key, there's no way to unencrypt. It has nothing to do with login of the system. Anyone can take a laptop/desktop and reset a password to allow them to login, gaining access to files. That wouldn't be possible if those files were encrypted.
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