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By khaled_59 ·
plz i got a big problem
i did encrypted some iimportant files in my pc....
then i found my operatig system(xp) need to unistall it..then i had formatted everything except these files.. so i put a new windows xp then am trying to to access these files tells me "ACCESS DENIED" then i tried to my self in permission it added me but it appear to me the same error
by the way am the admin in this pc

by the way am the dmin in my pc

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by Kuryous1 In reply to encryption?

Hopefully, someone will help you. I believe that once you formatted and re-install the O/S, you locked yourself out. The encrytion key was tied to the original SID. It's a unique identifier for each user. Even though you created a similar account, it gives you a different SID. Unless someone more ingenius than me's bye, bye. Sorry. Hope someone helps you. :-)

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by rkuhn In reply to encryption?

Try logging on as the Admin and change the ownership of the files.

Not sure if this works, but heard it sometimes does.

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