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Encypted all folders on drive, now cannot access it.


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#1 lnepoe888

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 11:49 PM

I had decided to encrypt all my folders on one partition, and change permissions so that only one account can access it. For some reason now no accounts have access to the partition, and the security tab won't show up to change it back. When I try to access it, windows tells me "D:\ is not accessible, access is denied"


I tried EFS Data Recovery Pro, but it only seems to see my C: drive, which is fine and is visible in explorer, but cannot even scan the D: drive.

Is there any way to get my data back?

If I boot into Ubuntu I can see the directories and files, but cannot access anything (says I do not have permissions)
Is there any way to use a Linux distro to recover the files?

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 08:56 AM

Well...what steps did you take to change the permissions?

Did you undo the encryption?

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:35 AM

I had a similar problem and had to boot in safe mode and take ownership you may want to try that

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:15 AM

Couldn't see security tab to do either. Even in safe mode and simple file sharing disabled, the security tab will not show up.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 12:27 AM

Did you change the permissions by checking the deny box? If so, that can cause problems, permission should just not be given to a user, not denied. I do not know how to solve the problem that doing that is said to cause, but if it is what you did, the problems that can arise from doing that are probably what you need to investigate.

Were you using an administrative account when you tried to access the security tab in safe mode? If so, I am baffled by the security tab not showing up there.

Edited by Stang777, 02 November 2009 - 12:29 AM.


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:15 PM

I think I may have done that Stang (checking the deny box O.o). What recourse do I have if it doesn't show up in safe mode?

Edited by lnepoe888, 02 November 2009 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 07:34 PM

I do not know, is the account you are using in safe mode an administrator account?

Have you tried logging in using the account called Admin instead of your own?

That is the account that was created by Windows when Windows was installed which only shows up when logging on in safe mode.

If you have not tried that, try it and see if the tab shows up then.

I am assuming you are running the Pro version of XP, is that correct?

Have you tried re-enabling file sharing to see if that will let you access anything?

Edited by Stang777, 02 November 2009 - 07:53 PM.


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Posted 02 November 2009 - 08:22 PM

This might be of some help:

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/07/19/m...p-professional/
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 03:15 PM

I can't even see the size of the partition. Windows says its a RAW file system with 0 bytes used and 0 bytes free. Security tab shows up for the C: drive, but not for D:

If i boot ubuntu, size and used and free space shows fine, and I can see the content and folders and everything on the drive, but I can't open anything, Ubuntu says I don't have the permissions. What does this mean both in terms of the error, and the overall picture in how to get my data to be readable again?

Yes I am running XP Pro.

Booted into safe mode on admin account can only see 3 tabs, General, Tools, and Hardware.

I can't even see the size of the partition. Windows says its a RAW file system with 0 bytes used and 0 bytes free. Security tab shows up for the C: drive, but not for D:

^ Happens for both safe and "normal" mode.

Is there anyway to force linux to have the permissions to access the content? I don't care what I have to do, as tedious as it is, as long as I can access the data. There's some important stuff on that partition, I don't want to lose it.

EDIT: This is odd, it won't let me access the folders I encrypted on C: either (only a few), when I try to take off the encryption it says Permission Denied even though I am logged in as administrator in safe mode. WTF is going on here?

Edited by lnepoe888, 05 November 2009 - 01:32 AM.





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