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i am not able to open some of encrypt files(without key) it says that you are not at correct permission any solution

Q: i am not able to open some of encrypt files(without key) it says that you are not at correct permission any solution

i am not able to open some encrypt files....when i try to remove encryption it say that error applying attributes access is denied ....

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Hi all,
Thanks in advanced for your advises :D!
The situation is as follow:
- Our AD server is 2012 R2 v. 6.3 Build 9600.
- Users below are using Windows 7 Professional and joined domain.
- I created new certificate in Public Key Policy/ Encrypting File System as Administrator and push down to the domain group
- We started doing encryption EFS for our users...most are ok, except one PC A.
- User A who is using PC A we cant encrypt his files. Pop up is 'The Parameter is Incorrect' when doing EFS encryption.
- if User B log in to PC A, his files on PC A can be encrypted. If user A log in to user B PC, his file can be encrypted as well.

- So seems like issue is only at PC A and only with user A
so my 1st Question: Why is this happening and how to prevent this? (possibility is user profile corrupted but why and where it's corrupted?


- I decided to copy all User A files (including Outlook pst), delete his profile and recreated new profile with same name
- Copy all his file over, set up outlook with old pst file again. And start doing encryption include outlook files.

- Encryption went smoothly.
- Next day (or may be when user restart etc..) when open, Outlook prompt Access denied for his pst file.
- All other files that was encrypted together with pst files (doc, xls etc.) are able to open and use normally
- At the same time, one more user reported having this Outlook access denied... Read more

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Hi everyone. As of yesterday, whenever I try to open any .exe file normally windows gives me a pop-up saying: "Windows cannot open this file" and then gives me the options to either look up the file type online or to select a program from a list to open it with.

I realized that the only way to get around this is to open the file by running as an administrator; however, this is very bothersome. Furthermore, if I click on Skype or Microsoft office word in my start menu I get the following error: "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set Associations control panel." I have to go to their original folders on my computer and run them as an admin.

I attached the DDS/attach logs, but as I am on a 64-bit Vista, I did not run the GMER (it said for 32-bits only).

Also, I'm sure I have my windows install CD somewhere in case it is necessary.

I thank you in advance for your help! Much appreciated :)

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19154 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Run by ImMoRtaL at 11:41:21 on 2011-12-11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.6133.3570 [GMT -8:00]
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae... Read more

A:Cannot open .Exe Files w/out permission

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Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.

------------------------------------------------------Download exefix_vista.zip and Save it to your Desktop.
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Click 'OK'.
X out of the window.

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Get help here

Double-click ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts to run it.

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Hello to all...

Older newbie here, with very limited PC knowledge...sorry.
Have some doc.s from 1994-5 (I guess 3-4 PC's ago, and don't even know what version of word was used) saved on a 3-1/2" floppy (don't even have a slot on my PC for them...had to get an external drive). Some of the doc.s open fine, but some are password protected. I know the password, have used it many times years ago, but doc.s won't open. I have OpenOffice...didn't work, tried downloading a MS word reader...that didn't work either...message said doc. was recorded on older word device, or converter wasn't working.

Is there an old Winword program that will work on my Vista...I absolutely know I am using the right password.? Any advice would be tremendously helpful...thanking all in advance!!!

This is my PC:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9300GE, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462527 MB, Free - 339751 MB; D: Total - 14409 MB, Free - 1980 MB; K: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 2859760 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, Benicia
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014, Updated and Enabled

A:correct password will not open old doc. files

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Hi everybody,

Currently, I am trying to open a picture in a network drive using windows photo viewer, I get Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location. I tried opening, word, xls any file from the network directory, and all I got was permission error.

Next, on the same computer, I opened my virtual machine and login as the same user, all files opened fine.

Next, on a different computer, signing in the same username, everything works fine as well.

On the network drive, I have my username in the group with full control. So, I'm not sure if it is the network or my computer permission problem.

I found out that when I did a security check on the c:\windows folder, Administrator username does not have any permission at all. Is that normal?

Users (dell\Users) have read & execute, list folder contents, and read permission checked.

Anybody any ideas?

A:Cannot open Network Files, permission error

See this tutorial Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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This is my tb that I plugged into a friends work computer I shared some files with him after he left the job I received his computer I plug in my tb and it says I'm locked out that his login is the only person who has permission to access it but his login is gone so I can't login with his account and change nothing was password protected on it before. All my work documents are locked on this thing it won't let me add my login name and I don't have admin on this computer I'm hosed if I can't unlock it please help I have 2 packages that have to be turned in next week.please help oh I am not very computer savvy so please feel free to use little words thank you.

A:Sea gate 2tb will not let me open any files permission problems

Your friend has probably put a password in. Just ask your friend for the password.

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In one folder that contains photos, many of them refuse to open. The message "Photo gallery cannot open this photo because you do not have permission to access the file location" is displayed.

Its not a file type issue because many of the png. and jpg. will open while others won't.

I've tried to concentrate on just one photo which happens to be a copy of another photo which does open. I've gone through the Properties>Security>Advanced>Owner technique to find CURRENT OWNER is "unable to display current owner". When I click EDIT, I see a random group of numbers. When I try this procedure on a photo which will open, I get the same random group.

One more thing when comparing a working photo and a non working photo. When I open a working photo's PROPERTIES then go to SECURITY, there is a group of user names or numbers. When I open a non-operating photo's PROPERTIES, then go to SECURITY, I am given the message "To continue, you must be an administrative user with permission to view this object's security properties".

What could be causing this problem. I hate to lose these files.

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Hello, during a recent find of malware, either by my actions or that of the malware, my programs wouldn't open unless in Administrator permission.
After, changing some permission values in a specific application called ehn.exe (which was marked as a virus), the situation improved slightly.
Now, the malware has been found and locked, but i can't open stuff normally.

For example, an attempt to open firefox.exe by double-clicking its desktop icon, produces a Open With. Attempts to open .exe files make a Open With, pictures, Zipped extensions, seem to work. Right-clicking the toolbar on the bottom, for the Task Manger produces Application Not Found, even through the application taskmgr.exe is located at the location, it reports not found.
If I use Ctrl+Alt+Del, and open the Task Mgr from there, it works.

A:Can't Open Programs/Files Wihtout Admin Permission

You are still infected. Head over to Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help and post there for more help

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Ive been trying for about an hour now to disable the stopid message saying are you sure you want to open this file? i got to a site wich got me to internet settings of windows. made custom profile for zone and disabled the warning if i want to open those files.

Applied settings, tried to open a random exe file i downloaded and now i dont have permissions at all anymore to open a downloaded file...wtf! I tried defaulting settings but no luck. stopid windows likes messings with me.

How can i revert this? and make sure that stopid message is never going to show up again?

A:Cant open downloaded files (windows message no permission)

Hello borgqueenx,

The tutorial below can help show you how to unblock a downloaded file to turn off the "Open File - Security Warning" message for it.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

Hope this helps,

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I have been using .torrents for years with no problems. Last week something happened that has removed my rights to run, download, or take ownership of .torrent files. Downloads get instantly 'interrupted' but I can download any other file type. Trying to open a .torrent gets me a standard Windows "no rights to open this file" dialog popup.
I am local administrator on my pc and still cannot take ownership of .torrents and current owner cannot be displayed.

One other symptom is, I tried to do System Restore which I always have enabled and do regular new roll back points, when I went there it was disabled and all roll back filed gone.

I have used malware bytes, cc cleaner, superantispyware, and adaware to try to get rid of this but they find nothing but tracking cookies. Something came into my pc and removed or blocked rights to open or download .torrents

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Suddenly no permission to open .torrent files suspect malware

Go here and read the first rule in the list.


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Hey, I have a problem. I have my two sata hard drives partitioned into 3 parts. On One part (Drive E), theres a couple of files that have been there for a while (from previous windows installations), and I can't access them anymore. It's been like this for a while.

If I try to move or copy them, Vista says "You need permission to perform this action. Try Again. Cancel". If I use CMD to do it, it says Access Denied. If I try opening the videos files that are like that, the video player says File not Found.

I've tried botting in safe mode, enabling and logging in as the administrator (both in regular windows and safe mode), tried loading the vista installation cd, and using command prompt to copy the files.... but it says "Access Denied".

I've tried taking ownership using takeown or cacls, NO LUCK! I've also tried right clicking, properties, and messing with the security settings, still.. NO LUCK.

I've been at this for about a month, trying different things.
Anyone have any suggestions or a solution to how I can access those files?

ps: Running Vista 32bit, Ultimate Ed.

A:Access Denied/Need Permission for LOTS of my files. Can't open. HELP!! Vista.

someone pm'd me the info. Turns out it was a certificate I was missing, fixed.

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Hi All I have a very strange problem happening on my computer the last 2 days. If In try and open a pic from my desk top I get this error message:"Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permission to access the file location"
When I go into my computer and find a pic it will open.
I've tried to under security to change permission with NO luck.
Win:7 64 bit Home edition.

Thanks Dan

A:Correct Permission

Assigning ownership is a tedious process that someone has made simple by writing a little script to add it to your right-click menu. Try using it to take ownership of the necessary folder or file.

Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista

Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

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I had this issue and found an almost infinite number of posts on the Internet with few working solutions.  I tried many of the fixes, changing IE settings, and so forth.  The only fix that worked for me was to download CCleaner (other cleaners may work too) and cleaning my files and registry. After restarting my computer IE 11 had no problem opening or saving files.  I don't know where the glitch was, but cleaning seemed to fix the issue.

A:IE 11 can't download or open files possible solution

If you have IE on it's absolute highest security settings it will not be able to download files. Which security settings are you using for it? I would suggest you might like to try firefox or chrome for browsing and file downloading instead, but problems with IE (as in, if this isn't just a consequence of the settings IE is running under)can indicate something wrong with other parts of the system so it is important to try and find the cause and make sure it isn't something which is going to cause other problems.
You mention you cleaned the registry, this is generally a very dangerous thing to do. You might have come off alright this time but you probably shouldn't clean the registry again. Registry cleaning doesn't usually improve performance or any other part of a computer system. CCleaner is good for all the other features it offers ( it's temp file cleaning feature is helpful for keeping things running fast, it's useful to run it manually every week or so, it's startup disabling/enabling feature can be helpful as well), but it's registry cleaner features should not be used.
I suggest it might be helpful to others here if you run minitoolbox, as downloaded from this page http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/ with the options for: "Report IE Proxy Settings", "Report FF Proxy Settings", "List content of Hosts", "List IP configuration", "List Winsock Entries", "List last 10 Event Viewer logs", "List Installed Programs", "List Users Partitions and Memory size... Read more

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Last week I have been messing around with Windows Firewall Control, and have enabled Medium Filtering.
This denies all apps from accessing the internet, unless I allow them manually, one by one.
Is this boring process going to increase my ransomware protection (refer to title)?

PS. Please don't hijack this thread with recommendations of anti-ransomware protection like CF, I already know them. Thanks in advance.

A:Do all ransomware files require an active Internet connection in order to encrypt your files?

I am under the assumption that Ransomware encrypts files upon execution.

Wait for an expert to reply.

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.



What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

A:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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A few days ago, I noticed a popup saying computer wanted to reboot and would if I didn't postpone it. I wasn't doing anything, so I went ahead and did it. The windows updates (running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) applied and I got back to the desktop. Adobe put up a box saying there was an update for it too, so I clicked on it. Before I could start it though, I got a windows box that said "Encrypting File System" and told me to backup my file encryption certificate and key. After some searching on google with a different computer, I found that this sometimes come up even if you have never encrypted anything as I have not. So I went ahead and let it save the key to a flash drive. I did the cipher /u command to find if any files were encrypted. It found thousands of files in 7 directories. Mostly pictures (.jpg) on the second hard drive and they weren't viewable.

Error: "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

Filenames were green in explorer. So I tried using the backup of the encryption certificate and key. It seemed to restore just fine, but all the files were still encrypted. I tried the decript command "cipher /d" but that wanted to either be in the directory or specify the directory/filename and the list from the /u just flew by and would only scroll back so far.

After some more searching, found a .vbs script to find all the encrypted files... Read more

A:decrypt files files that I didn't encrypt

Well, from what I've been able to find and try, looks like those last two directories are simply not recoverable. Since I didn't encrypt them in the first place, I don't seem to have a key for it.

So, for the future...
What made it encrypt those directories so I can not do it again?
What should I do now to prevent problems like this again? Just backup my encryption key and try and remember where I backed it up to? The current one should be good for a while. One of the many things I tried was extending the expiration date to 2113.

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If anyone could help I would be so grateful!! I recently had my laptop rebooted as nothing would load, when I got it back it was as good as new, I then used the laptop to write some university assignements and saved them as I usually would, (this was
AFTER the reboot) however now I cant open any of the documents and keep being met with the above message, even though there is only one account one the laptop which is mine. Ive already read several answers discussing how to change ownership within the properties
of the files, however when I try to do this (following the step by step instructions) I am simply shown a message saying 'access denied' Please someone help! Im in my last year of nurse training and Im stressed enough as it is! haha xx

A:PLEASE HELP!! windows 7 'you dont have permission to open this file' contact the file owner to obtain permission

Thanks for your post.
Regarding your question, we wonder whether you encountered the ?Access Denied? message for every document in your computer or just part of these documents?
Here are some options you can try to solve the problem:

Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.Click the Security tab.Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you have.
Click Edit, then click the check boxes for the permissions that you need. Click
You may need to be logged on as an administrator to change file and folder permissions)
If method above failed, Please try following:
Since you have recently rebooted your computer, some of your account information may have changed and you may no longer have ownership of your files or folders. To take ownership of a folder:

Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then click
Properties.Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the
Owner tab.Click Edit. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in this folder, select the
Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.Click OK.
Does it work?
Sometimes, this issue may occur if the file is encrypted, becomes corrupt or your user profile corrupts that windows might not read your user profile correctly, In th... Read more

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.


A:Encrypt files


Originally Posted by skaundal

Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.


I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

A:Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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I'm looking for advice on how best to encrypt a few files.
Nothing huge just a meg or two of Word & XL files.
At the moment I just burn on disc & do not keep on the computer & hide the discs.
Looking for some "better than what is available on XP Pro" program that is less than $50.

Any ideas?


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i use encrypt files v1.5 to encrypted some word, excel and pictures. but today when i input the right password, it said: "check message log for errors"
and now i cannot see those files,what's the problem?

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I installed clean windows XP on my "C" disk and i moved some files to "D" disk before installation. And now i can't access them, because i didn't save profile.
I tryd Advanced EFS Data Recovery (full version), but i can't decrypt files because they can't find profile.

A:Encrypt files after install

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I am attempting to encrypt files on a Windows 7 OS using EFS.
Receiving an error that states "The File Recovery certificate being outdated or expired is the most frequent cause of this invalid recovery certificate message".

I have located this to an expired certificate under RSoP, belonging to an account called sysadmin. The problem is that this laptop was a computer that I was given when I left my previous job. I'm presuming that account belong to the tech support team. It no longer exists under user accounts.
I've logged on with the Administrator account and recreated a certificate and generated the DRA, but still receive the same error. The certificate for sysadmin under RSoP still remains.

A:Unable to encrypt files using EFS

You're up a creek without a paddle man. EFS is non-trivial and you need the original Recovery Agent to access it.

Consider this scenario:

disk is EFS
user X has a password
user X account is deleted, but the data is kept
we discover, oops, we need something
recreate user X and even reuse the same original password
The encryption key is created such that it is unique to

the HD
the partition
the user
his/her password
time of day the password is created
The ONLY choice is to have created the Recovery Agent while the account was still active.

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
There are more recovery options available to you when ... Read more

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Help. Ready to throw laptop away....
I was given a secondhand (but very new) HP Laptop <g class="gr_ gr_106 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Style multiReplace" data-gr-id="106" id="106">that  is</g> running Windows 7 Professional.
In order to give all the previous owners files back to them and to clear some space on the <g class="gr_ gr_192 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="192" id="192">laptop</g>
I put all their files onto a Seagate External Hard Drive. 
In order to check that the previous owners will be able to open the hard drive with all their files I tried a) opening the hard drive (which was in the G: drive) and then b) trying to open an individual file.
I have run into problems with both despite having changed me to the Administrator. <g class="gr_ gr_2273 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="2273" id="2273">First</g>
a pop up comes up at the bottom right of the screen, where the task icons are, only giving me 10 minutes or so to look at files on the external hard drive if I click on that balloon. Once I have clicked on that I am able to open the hard drive and can see
all the files listed but I am unable to open any individual files as it says I do not have permission. Then in orde... Read more

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Is there a secure and low-cost way to encrypt Quicken, Excel and PowerPoint files and email them to yourself, so you'll always have backups of your personal data?
I've seen free utilities advertised, but don't know whether it is safe to use them.
Is any of these utilities suitable for dial-up... My area does not have DSL, and won't have cable for a few months yet!


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is it possible to change the extension of the file...let's just say a file is called wallpaper.jpg

can i change the extension to let say instead of jpg and change it to pgj...or somthing else...so the file now is wallpaper.pgj...

would this stop the file from opening..

i know u guys must be wondering why ...it's because i have some adult wallpapers from sites like desktop girls and others... which are in jpg format ...i don't want to delete them...

A:how can i encrypt or hide jpeg files

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I see tell-tale signs of Cryptowall on my Act! server - HELP_DECRYPT.* files dropped in a bunch of folders.  However, database is fully functional.  Does anyone have an idea of what type of files get encrypted? Had this happen before on a file server and just about everything was unusuable - doc, xls, pdf, etc.  

A:Cryptowall 3.0 - what type of files does it encrypt?

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Hey Oh My,
I got a mess and I cain't get up. Okey dokey. I is gonna start the puzzle. I was watchin a movie (okay streamin) and some pop up pages, popped up and as usual I closed them. Well one was stubborn and kept askin me, Iffen I wanted to leave the page, I wanted to, but it decided I shouldn't, so I pulled out the ole ctrl alt delete bat, and hit em onna haid. Upon restart I was reintroduced to said previous page requesting the $300 bucks. So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site.
Okay I got nervous and google became my friend, till I remembered, I had much better friends, that prolly knew something about this stuff. Hustlin over to Bleepin Cornpruter, I frantically started readin posts and decided I was way over my head and had no Idea which way to turn. Got out the discs and burner, and comenced draggin n droppin.  Since I was afraid it might get to my external hard drive I burned most important files and looked to see if some of them were already encrypted. Okay now I gotta tell ya I don't know what an encrypted file looks like, so a fine tizzy I find myself in.
Now I am waitin for the whole thing to implode and wonder if there is something to be done, before Armaggedon arrives. Yeah, I  supposedly have been backin up but my external is too small and wont hold but one back up atta time, I have been dere... Read more

A:They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site

Hello -
1 This is just a Scam infection, and the FBI never saw anything
2 Do not panic.
3 There are Self Help guides, or ...............
4 Guided help in the Malware Removal forums
Please advise us of the option you wish to use, and post a link back to your new topic.
U.S.A. Cyber Security Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family <= Link - This is a typical example of the infection.Read Entire Removal Guide <= Link - At the bottom of the article
You have the choice of attempting the above guide, or just posting directly to Malware Removal area.
Please note there will be a wait of about 3 days for the Experts to reply.
As you are badly infected, you can follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide starting at Step #6.
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Please help!
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional O/S.
I've used external HDDs for months now, but today when I plug any external/portable HDD/SDD in it prompts me "Before you can save files on this drive, you need to encrypt it using BitLocker"...!!!
See attached screen shot.

I can open the drive, but I cannot do a thing with it. This is causing me all kinds of grief.

I didn't even know I had BitLocker on my laptop, as it is Windows 7 Pro. I don't want it.

There is no BitLocker option when I write-click my drive. There is no BitLocker To Go installed etc...

Can someone help me to write to my drives and remove BitLocker if needed??

Kind Regards,

A:Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

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1) What are encrypted files and how do we know which files are encrypted and which are not.
2) i know its against the TSF rules to discuss anything related to password recovery or anything like that but just curious to know when anybody forget the password and if they are able to remove or change the password , would it affect encrypted files in anyway ??

3) Is their any way we can make any file encrypted or if we need to how we can remove encryption of any file.


A:what are encrypted files ?? do we have any way to encrypt or decrypt and file ??

An encrypted file or folder is a file or folder that only someone with the appropriate permissions can view.

If you are the administrator of a computer with folders or files on it that you have created then you can encrypt them and only someone with the appropriate permissions i.e you and anyone else you give permission to can see and view the contents of that folder or file.

You can only do things with the file if you created it or are the administrator or have the appropriate permissions.

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Kids, I am not sure iffen this corntraption is soon to explode or collapse. I had a page pop up while watchin a streamin movie, said page seemed to represent the "Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security Ransomware" or some similar nefarious scoundrel. I shut the page down only by resorting to Ctrl-Alt-Dlt, went to draggin and droppin files to Discs, cuz I ain't set up a big enuf external hard drive, to hold two backups atta time. Tho I don't actually know what a backup file looks like, nor how to access the files in said backup file. Mea Culpa, I gotta remedy that shortcomin. Well low and behold to this point my files do not yet seem to have changed and I can access this cornprutter so I may not have a problem. But its been a year or two since i got this gem and it prolly needs a good tendin to,
So I have available the two DDS files  to begin a cleanup process. First the dds.txt
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Dave Haddad at 10:33:24 on 2014-02-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2013.748 [GMT -6:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost... Read more

A:I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Please remove this reply. Thanks Dave

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When I got my Flash Drive today it came with a small application called SecretZip which runs from the drive and allows me to encrypt and password protect the files on there, Of course I could use WinRAR but as I use it for College and other places i cant install WinRAR on them PC's.

I have used our friend Google to try and find this program but I cant.
Does anyone know where I get it or a application like it that runs from the drive?


A:Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive


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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right click on folder->encrypt folder and subfolders) and undid that option, but even though the folder and subfolders are no longer listed in green color (the color of encrypted folders) the files themselves are still gone, just the folders themselves remain, but no files at all that used to be visible in those folders. I hate encryption. I never thought it meant "hide these files from everyone, including ME." It's so stupid. How do I decrypt my folders, or, perhaps more accurately, how do I decrypt the files that used to be visible inside the folders and subfolders in the previously-encrypted folder? I even did the lengthy thing related to Certificates and still the files themselves are hidden from me. And they're not simply "hidden files" because I tried that option in options->View but it didn't do the trick. There's gotta be another way.

A:How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right cl...

It sounds like you may have already tried one of these steps.Perhaps one of the others will restore the files for you.

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Hello All.
We are re-purposing a Precision T7600 workstation with a PERC H310 x8 SAS controller as data warehouse.  We successfully phyically installed the 4 X 2.5" drive bay in the CD ROM slot.  The issue arrises in that the sas cable provided only plugs into the motherboard in one of two connectors.  One connector is plugged (blocked).  We do not mind running two array controllers, however we cannot find where to turn it on in the BIOS.
The current drive connectors mount in brackets at the end in the cage so that sleds can be used to mount the drives (aka pluggable).  This pretty much rules rules out a 3rd party SAS cable.  There is a single SATA female plug for power to all 4 drive bays.  The part number on the original cable is 07NRP but it is also a power distribution cable.  That rules it out as an option.
So here are my questions:

Is there a converter for  straight bar SAS to one that will plug into a normal PERC/LSI SAS controller port? or,
Is there a way to activate the onboard array controller in the T76000? or
If you have a 4 x 2.5" bay in your Precision Workstation connected to a PERC/LSI controller, would you please post the part number in reply? or
Any ideas for a workaround not mentioned here?

Thanks for reading my post.
Best to all.

A:Added 4 x 2.5" hard drive bay - not correct connector to H310. Need solution ASAP

I got to thinking about this once I stepped away from the computer and hit upon the block on the second SAS connector on the motherboard.  I went back to the T7600 and sure enough Dell in their wisdom has placed a plug in the second port on the H310.  I removed it an successfully plugged the cable for the 4 x 2.5" drive cage.  Hope this helps someone down the road.

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Just bought a new HDD and moving large amounts of files and folders.
It appears that 'random' folders and files on my old hdd wont move to their new destination because I dont have permission to move them ?

The only way I can get them to move is to go into file->properties->security.. assign myself as an owner, then add myself to group/users and give myself full control.

If I do this to a 'folder' it gives me permissions errors about the 'files' inside the folder (i.e does not propagate downwards) so I have to do it to files ONE BY ONE which is taking ages and ages to move stuff...

why the hell have i lost ownership of seemingly random bunches of files ? and is there an easier way to get it back ?


A:Moving files / No permission random files/folders

Yes, there is an easier way : Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Win 7 or Vista.

Good luck!


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I'm running Windows Vista Home Basic and earlier today I tried running and installer, the pc acted slow and my Comodo didn't warn me about anything so I tried restarted the pc. When I did my desktop picture was gone and I am now unable to access ANY programs! I don't have permission to access regedit or system settings or control panel or chrome or anything. The message I get is: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." I'm the admin and until today that's never happened. Can someone please help guide me through fixing this!?

A:I cant open anything, no permission :(

first thing I would try is to go to safe mode and try a system restore to a previously saved restore point.

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Norton told me I have port 443 open but I don't know how to correct this. Please help. Running win98se. Thanks!!!

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Hi, my PC monitor died so I removed the PC's 2nd internal drive and installed it as an external USB drive to access its files from my laptop. I can access certain folders, but some folders I'm unable to open them, a message pops displaying lack of permission. How can I fix this? Thanks.

A:No permission to open a folder

Hello Antares,

You might see if installing and using Take Ownership may allow you to be able to access it afterwards.

Take Ownership Shortcut

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When I try to open folders I receive a message saying I don't have permission to open the folders even though I am logged in as an administrator.  I am also having problems opening picture files, as most of them do not open when I attempt to do so.  Here is the DDS log.  Any help to figure out what's going on would be greatly appreciated!
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16660
Run by Gavyn at 18:56:00 on 2013-09-08
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro  6.2.9200.0.1252.1.1033.18.2815.1612 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
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A:Don't Have Permission to Open Folders

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I am trying to read a minidump using WinDbg but I got this problem instead.

A:You don't have permission to open this file!

Have you done it? Probably not, as the .dmp file icon in the screenshot says.

Once installed, associate .dmp files with Windbg by entering the following in a command prompt:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Debuggers\x64\windbg.exe" -IA
If Windbg is installed in a different location, change the command accordingly. Just a heads-up, the -IA part is case sensitive. Confused the heck out of me when I first tried it, as most commands are not case sensitive.

When done, open a copy of Windbg, go to File > Symbol file path, and copy/paste:
You can replace C:\symbols with any other path you'd like the symbol cache to be stored on. If you have a low-capacity SSD, be warned the folder can grow to a couple GBs.

After that, you can just double-click on the dmps and it will open.

Source: BSOD Analysis - Getting Started

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Recently I installed Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, as it was available from my university and thought I needed a new booster shot for my security. Soon after installing it, I started receiving massive amounts of pop-ups and notifications for Antivirus XP 2010, which I discovered to be malware. I searched online for removal tips and decided to install Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware to get rid of it. Everything seemed to go smoothly, but when I restarted my computer I started getting the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." when I clicked on anything important, from Firefox to User Accounts in Control Panel. If someone could point me in the right direction or help me out, it would be most appreciated. I've got tests coming up soon, so this timing is a little unfortunate.
However, I have discovered that I can open Firefox by saving an Open Office document as .html, and opening that. That is allowing me to use the internet.

Thanks for the help!

A:Can't open most programs, don't have permission. Help please.

Might want to check ur premissions and see what those are set to. Also, rerun MBAM and see what u turn up

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