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Anonymous
August 9, 2005 2:44:03 PM

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I was having some problems with AVG firewall trial and finally just formatted
and reinstalled my Windows XP. Since then, I am unable to access my Microsoft
Office 2003 files. Whenever I try, I get a message telling me I don't have
sufficient permissions to access these files. I am the only user and have
full admin rights. I am also using a trial version of Office 2003 and was
before formatting. Has anyone had any experience with this type of problem?
Can anyone offer any suggestions?
I would like to avoid having to reformat again, but I will if I have to.
Anonymous
August 9, 2005 10:19:01 PM

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I just noticed that this has to do with files that I had previously
encrypted. I have since tried to remove the encryption, but am unable to. Can
someone please help me with this as I need to get access to these files.

"maritimegal" wrote:

> I was having some problems with AVG firewall trial and finally just formatted
> and reinstalled my Windows XP. Since then, I am unable to access my Microsoft
> Office 2003 files. Whenever I try, I get a message telling me I don't have
> sufficient permissions to access these files. I am the only user and have
> full admin rights. I am also using a trial version of Office 2003 and was
> before formatting. Has anyone had any experience with this type of problem?
> Can anyone offer any suggestions?
> I would like to avoid having to reformat again, but I will if I have to.
Anonymous
August 10, 2005 1:31:04 AM

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What did you encrypt the files with, MS Word or XPs EFS encryption
protocol?
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Anonymous
August 10, 2005 9:09:09 AM

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"GreenieLeBrun" wrote:

> What did you encrypt the files with, MS Word or XPs EFS encryption
> protocol?
>
> XP EFS encryption. I am able to remove the folder encryption, but not at the file level.
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 1:17:03 AM

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Does anyone have any idea why I am having such a problem decrypting the
files? I can decrypt the folders without any problem. When trying to decrypt
the files, I get the message access is denied. I would appreciate any help. I
really need these files.

"maritimegal" wrote:

>
>
> "GreenieLeBrun" wrote:
>
> > What did you encrypt the files with, MS Word or XPs EFS encryption
> > protocol?
> >
> > XP EFS encryption. I am able to remove the folder encryption, but not at the file level.
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 9:34:52 AM

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"GreenieLeBrun" wrote:

> This link may help:-
> How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech
>
> Thank you for your reply, unfortunately this seems to only apply to Windows XP Home, I have Windows XP Pro and do not have a security tab.

This is what happens after I right-click and choose Properties, I click on
the Advanced tab and try to remove the encryption.
An error occurred applying attributes to the file: Access is denied.
My choices then are Ignore, Ignore All, Retry and Cancel.

When I try opening the file, I get an access is denied message.

I really appreciate the help you have provided thus far and hope that you
are able to come up with a solution. I will be unemployed as of tomorrow and
need to access my resumes.

Thank you,

Paula
Anonymous
August 11, 2005 8:00:16 PM

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I am assuming here that you encrypted the files using the EFS service
that is part of XP, if that is the case and you did not create a
Recovery Agent and saved and exported the various keys and certificates
then I am afraid that your chances of unencrypting your data is
vanishingly small.

The following two links (I have used the TinyURL service found at
http://tinyurl.com/ to reduuce the size of the link addresses) may give
you more insight into EFS.
http://tinyurl.com/4ucsp
http://tinyurl.com/9xmvk
Anonymous
August 12, 2005 12:57:28 AM

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Yes, I was using EFS. I did this a few months ago and am not sure exactly
what I did at the time. I don't have time to read all the information
tonight, but I thank you for providing it. I will read it during the next few
days. If you don't mind, I may have to ask you some more questions.

"GreenieLeBrun" wrote:

> I am assuming here that you encrypted the files using the EFS service
> that is part of XP, if that is the case and you did not create a
> Recovery Agent and saved and exported the various keys and certificates
> then I am afraid that your chances of unencrypting your data is
> vanishingly small.
>
> The following two links (I have used the TinyURL service found at
> http://tinyurl.com/ to reduuce the size of the link addresses) may give
> you more insight into EFS.
> http://tinyurl.com/4ucsp
> http://tinyurl.com/9xmvk
>
>
!