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"back up your file encryption key" warning message when extracting .zip files

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 08:24 AM

Whenever I attempt to extract .zip files containing 1980s old Dos games to a folder on my external hard drive, I get a message in the action center that reads, "back up your file encryption key" and all the file names of the extracted files and folders are in a green color. A search on the internet brings up stuff about encrypting a whole file system. Adding .zip to the search doesn't bring up anything useful or related at all.


What is this message and how do I avoid it in the future?


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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:28 AM

You may benefit by reading the information at the Microsoft Community.

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Posted 10 May 2015 - 09:31 AM

Typically...green indicates that someone has encrypted those files.


I would have to assume that this was done as part of the backup mechanism employed by owner/user when the files were originally saved.


See http://ask-leo.com/my_files_turned_green_and_are_encrypted_what_do_i_do.html .


If you did not encrypt and/or are not the originator of these files...I suspect that you may be out of luck.



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