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Access denied to some files

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#1 puzzeld


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:39 PM

I have similar problem like the following poster:

"Cannot modify/delete anything in HDD"




but my problem is not with the whole hdd but with some folders and files only. The problem started when I copied some files from desktop to a folder on "D" drive (second hdd on my computer). Now these files are "green" in color and they will not open-up: all I'm getting access is denied. 


As for the solution, I have tried uninstalling anti-virus (bitdefender), run Windows Repair 2.8.9 to restore file permission but this did not help. 


I need solution asap because these are very important files that I need for work. Any help is greatly appreciated.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

Have you tried 'taking ownership' of these files?


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#3 hamluis



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:01 PM

Well...the color green generally indicates file encryption.


If imposed willingly by user, that's OK.


If imposed by some process without user knowledge...my guess would be malware but my guesses mean nothing.


Moving topic to Am I Infected where the more knowledgeable can provide guidance.



#4 puzzeld

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:13 PM

Thank you Louis for the info. If the files are encrypted somehow it was done not by me. Any more suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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