Windows 10: lost permissions/encryption problem

Discus and support lost permissions/encryption problem in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have just installed windows 10/64 with all the updates. I saved my previous downloads folder to a USB memory stick. Now I can't access those files... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by thedoc735, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. thedoc735 Win User

    lost permissions/encryption problem


    I have just installed windows 10/64 with all the updates.
    I saved my previous downloads folder to a USB memory stick.
    Now I can't access those files anymore as there is a gold padlock on each of them and message appears saying that I don't have permission to access those files; with attributes AE shown?
    No security tab appears for each file! *Sad
    Any ideas?
    Many Thanks!
    *Confused

    :)
     
    thedoc735, Nov 28, 2018
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  2. Help! File permission errors in encrypted folder

    Hi Bill,

    To assist you better, I would like to ask some questions:

    • Are you the Administrator of the computer?
    • Are you connected to a domain network?

    I suggest you to decrypt the folder by following the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Right-click the folder or file you want to decrypt, and then click Properties.

    • Click the General tab, and then click Advanced.

    • Clear the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, click
      OK, and then click OK again.

    Keep us posted on the status for further assistance.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Nov 28, 2018
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  3. Folder encryption

    Hi Michael,



    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    Please provide the following information with us to understand the issue better.

    • What is the user account type you are logged into? Is it an Administrator account or Local account?
    I would like to inform you that this issue might be occurring due to user account permission or file permission.

    Please follow below steps to check the file permissions.

    • Right click on any file and go to Properties.
    • In Properties click on Security tab.
    • In Security tab click on Edit.
    • In Edit go to Permission for System.
    • Refer to allow and deny section and give permission
    • Click on Apply.
    • After changing permission check whether you are able to encrypt the file.


    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, Nov 28, 2018
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  4. lost permissions/encryption problem

    Recovery of permission for viewing encrypted files

    hello guys

    My name is prakhar. and i am facing an issue related to encryption of files and denied permission:

    So lets start from beginning.i had encrypted few files in windows 10 and when i changed my system to windows 7 i formatted its C drive and now it says that i dont have permission to see those filesi tried everything
    but i think it means i have deleted its encryption certificate.Again i changed my software to windows 10 thinking that it might help but it didn't.


    Please suggest me what to do now please tell me.
     
    Prakharsrvstva, Nov 28, 2018
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