Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:55 AM
A few months ago, I performed a repair of Windows XP Pro SP2 to recover from some issues (never figured out what, though).
Recently, I tried to access a file that I had encrypted (using NTFS encryption through Windows). I found that I couldn't open, decrypt, or move the file to a FAT32 flash drive (access denied). Thinking that the repair install had done something to the encryption, I logged on as the Administrator and attempted to take ownership of the file, but Access was denied again. I then attempted to edit the file permissions and was able to add all users to the list of accounts allowed to access the file. But when I tried to access it, access denied.
Thinking perhaps that the file was corrupted, I deleted it and restored a copy from a backup made in December (my backups only go back 2 weeks). The restore was successful but the probel remained. So, I tried to restore the file again, but this time to a FAT32 flash drive with the settings set so that security descriptors would not be restored (I use Windows built in backup utility). The restore failed. I tried the same thing again but to an NTFS drive but it failed again.
Can anyone help me?