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:rolleyes: Help..lol Can't view JPG's after reinstalling xp

Windows XP pro 2 drive both NTFS.

I have 2 hard drives. 1 for OS and apps and 1 for downloads,mp3's,graphic files etc.
I had a folder on drive 2 that had about 1 gig of family pictures in it. I encrypted the family pic folders and files.
I had to reinstall my OS-XP PRO. Now when I go to my spare drive I see all the folders and files,but I can't open my encrypted family pictures.
I tried to unincrypt them-XP says i can't do that. Its says I dont have access?? I'm useing an admin account.
Anyway to restore my pictures????
3 years of digi cam holidays,vacations,friends etc...friggin waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 

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WiREZ, welcome to the forums !

Ok, if you have been denied access to a folder/file and you're in admin acct and encrypt is off, you might have to take posession of that folder/file. See if this works :

To take ownership of a folder:
Right-click the folder you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.

In the Name list, click your user name, Administrator if you are logged in as Administrator, or click the Administrators group. If you want to take ownership of the contents of that folder, click to select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check box.
Click OK. The following message appears, where folder name is the name of the folder that you want to take ownership of:

You do not have permission to read the contents of directory folder name. Do you want to replace the directory permissions with permissions granting you Full Control?

All permissions will be replaced if you press Yes.

Click Yes.
Click OK, and then reapply the permissions and security settings that you want for the folder and its contents.




How to Take Ownership of a File
NOTE: You must be logged on to the computer using an account that has administrative privileges.

To take ownership of a file, follow these steps:
Right-click the file you want to take ownership of, and then click Properties.
Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
In the Name list click Administrator, or click the Administrators group, and then click OK.

The Administrator or Administrators group now owns the file. To change the permissions on the files and folders under this folder, continue to step 5.
Click Add.
In the Enter the object names to select (examples) list, type the user or group account to which you want to give access to the file. For example, Administrator.
Click OK.
In the Group or user names list, click the account that you want (for example, Administrator), and then click to select the check boxes of the permissions that you want to assign that user. For example, Full Control [Allow]. When you are finished assigning permissions, click OK.


OK, this is straight from horses mouth...let us know if its not working....

[edit] DOH ! forgot something....you might have to disable simple sharing to be able to do all of the above..sooowy...
here how you can do it :

Click Start, and then click My Computer.
On the Tools menu, click Folder Options, and then click the View tab.
In the Advanced Settings section, clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
Click OK.


G/L
 

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yes can access all but.......

I can look in and use all the folders but I can't see my jpg files when I try to open them. The only files im haveing trouble opening are the ones I encrypted before my reinstall.
The family pic folder with many family pictures/folders in it. I can open the folder and see the names of the files and folders therein. I just cant use a pic viewing program or IE to open them...I get this error.... You don't have access to this file{crapola..LOL} I guess when I encrypted the folder/files I had a differant sig key{?}then I do after reinstalling..

The only thing I gave a hoot about on that drive is gone I guess...
Well I've learnd to just burnem{family pics from now on}

backup without encrypting...LOL ALLLL!!!!
 
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