I have a large folder with a lot of personal photos that I would like to copy. But Windows 7 won't let me. Apparently they are encrypted. I can't remember setting that, nor can I remember any sort of key or password I ever received for decryption.
I tried to turn encryption off. I see Windows doing it on all the files and it doesn't return any errors. When I then refresh the folder, they are still encrypted.
Is there anything I can try?
I didn't reinstall Windows on that disk, I do have a new disk and am copying the files from the old to the new disk. The old accounts are still present on the old hard drive. I've also made myself the owner of that map, made sure I have full control over the map, but that doesn't help either.
It looks like the problem lies even deeper... I can't decrypt the files with the account that encrypted them.
I got a window in my new installation, asking me to back-up encryption keys. I followed the wizard, but I'm then asked to provide a .pfx file, which is nowhere to be found.
I've been fiddling around with the files a bit, and I found that I can add my own certificate to them. However, when I try to do this, I'm told I need read and write rights, while I have them.
Yet another update
I managed to find all the keys on my system, with "AEFSDR". However, the trial version doesn't recover files. I'm not really willing to pay a 150 euros for this program. So, how will I figure out which of the keys is the right one? (The program found some 650 keys)