I am copying files from a hard drive that wont run windows. so backing up to preserve the data.
I have had no problem until one folder says access denied.
this is a folder without any access controls.
Have you any ideas as the HD is ina docking station connected to a notebook.
Using EFS is similar to using permissions on files and folders. Both methods can be used to restrict access to data. However, an intruder who gains unauthorized physical access to your encrypted files or folders will be prevented from reading them. If the intruder tries to open or copy your encrypted file or folder he receives an access denied message. Permissions on files and folders do not protect against unauthorized physical attacks.
You are seen as an intruder.
Plug the drive back into the computer with the user logged on that encrypted the folder and do this:
To remove encryption from a folder, follow these steps:
Use Windows Explorer to locate the encrypted folder that you want to decrypt.
Right-click the folder, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, click Advanced.
Click to clear the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, click OK, and then click OK again.
When you are prompted to confirm the attribute change:
If you want to decrypt only the folder, click Apply the changes to this folder only, and then click OK.
If you want to decrypt the folder and its subfolders and files, click Apply changes to this folder, subfolders and files, and then click OK.