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Cannot open, edit, preview, file from drive partition: file access not permitted


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#1 JohnSabre

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:14 AM

Hello world. I have an important problem. I can't open, use or even preview files that the name of those files are colored in green. (like this)

First, I would serve a chronology:

- Before I reformatted my computer to windows Vista Starter SP1, I am using Windows XP Pro SP3.
- Back when my Operating System is Windows XP Pro SP3, my hard drive is partitioned into two (C:/ and D:/).
- I put some files (pictures, documents, apps) on one of the drives (D:/).

- I tweaked the folder of the files' properties(security tab) and applied some changes in its security/sharing etc. It made a process like "applying the setting" which after that,
- The name of the files and folders/subfolders turned into green!(like this)

- I did this because there are multiple users on my computer(cousins) and I don't want them to mess up with my files.
- I didn't see anything wrong in doing that I supposed, so I just left those files to stay that way (like this)

---- this part is the problem part ----

- I finally decided to upgrade to Windows Vista Starter SP1 operating system. I installed it in the C:/ partition of my hard drive.
- The files in the other partition (D:/) stayed there untouched.
- I tried to insert a picture in a document, that "picture" would be a file that I am talking about a while ago, the file in drive (D:/) which its name is like this
- Unfortunately, it said something like: "WORD CAN'T OPEN FILE: FILE PERMISSIONS NOT ALLOWED"
- I was astonished! For I also tried to open all those important files, pictures, documents, and it said the same thing!!! Cannot open because of "file access permissions"! or "You do not have permissions to open this file". I can't even attach the file and upload it!

And that is my problem. I googled about it but results only showed "file corrupt repairs" and specific file problems, not general topics like file security settings whatever... I tried to key in different keywords/tags but all of them are misleading.

Thank you! I hope people that have same problems with me would also be helped. :huh:

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:25 PM

Are you the Adminstrator (with a set password)?

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

Hi, you have encrpted your files so to try and get them back you will have to add a new user and use the same user name a password that you where using when you encrypted the files.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:37 AM

yes, i am the administrator in vista, and i have set a password... yes also, i have encrypted the files, and i think that was the "process thing"... i think that user on XP has the only rights to access those files... and now im in vista and im an administrator and i cannot open my files... please help, im in college, and im the representative of our block, and all my files are there... please... i beg you guys...

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:37 AM

You will only be able to open the files with the acoount that created them, been an admin willl make no difference.
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Posted 07 February 2009 - 12:19 AM

hmm... okay, ill try it..

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Posted 10 February 2009 - 09:30 AM

still got the problem... i am the only user in this computer and i am an admin. :huh: still i can't use the files.

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:02 PM

what was you old users name and password?? don't tell me just remember
create a account with that user name and password and loggon. you should then be able to access those files
it has to be the EXACT SAME USER NAME AND PASSWORD

Edited by stressmaster, 11 February 2009 - 03:03 PM.


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Posted 11 February 2009 - 03:54 PM

Have you tried to take ownership of the old files?
Right click on them (or the folder they're in) and select "Properties"
Select the Security tab
Then the Advanced button
Then the Owner tab
Then the Edit button
Click on your User Name
Select "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects"
Click on Apply
Then wait (if there's a lot of stuff there, it may take a while).
Finally, when it's done, click on OK and close the dialog.

Then check to see if you can access the files.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:55 PM

oh, i have tried what you just said usasma, but still, its not letting me accesss it. ill attach images for the details.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

i will create an account that has the same name of my account in xp.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:34 PM

The only way to get access to these files is for the user who created the files originally (the correct user name and passoword that is logged in) is the only one that can open theses files. Taking ownership will not work no matter even if you were a domain admin.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 07:51 AM

As you know so much more than I do about this situation, I'll bow out of this thread.

Edited by usasma, 15 February 2009 - 08:12 AM.

My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 05:10 PM

Hi, the bad news is, when you encrypt a folder there is a certificate or key that is hidden and now you have formatted the drive the key has been deleated so the only way you will get these files back is using a 3rd party software to try and recover the key.

Quote taken from a MS book. "Do not Delete or Rename a User's account from which will want to Recover the Encrypted Files. You will not be able to de-crypt the files."
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:28 AM

whew... don't worry usasma, your kindness is heartily recognized and deeply appreciated. i wanna say: thanks to you. to all of you guys. its so good feeling im on the net...




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