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Windows 7: Files and Folders have green font

22 Jul 2011   #1
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Files and Folders have green font

Hi,

downloaded a zip file a few weeks ago, just came to extract it and the files and folders inside are green, which apparently means they are encrypted.

I can open the files fine, how do I get decrypt them?

edit: nevermind, got it

What's the point of encrypting them if there wasn't a password on?


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22 Jul 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello mkr,

You will be able to open a file/folder that you encrypted in your user account automatically without having to type a password, but another user will not be able to open it while logged into their account.

Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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23 Jul 2011   #3
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello mkr,

You will be able to open a file/folder that you encrypted in your user account automatically without having to type a password, but another user will not be able to open it while logged into their account.

Encrypt or Decrypt a Folder or File - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the reply. I didn't encrypt it though, that's why I'm confused. I downloaded it off the internet.
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23 Jul 2011   #4
XenX

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64/Ubuntu 11
 
 

The file is accessible by the level of privileges you have?
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23 Jul 2011   #5
mkr10001

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XenX View Post
The file is accessible by the level of privileges you have?
Yep, can open them as if they were in black text
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