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Old March 28th, 2011, 11:15 PM
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Exclamation An error occurred applying attributes to the file. Access is denied.

Hi there,

I am using Windows 7. I had reinstall my Windows 7 and since then most of my file became encrypted (shows green in explorer).

I ran into a strange behaviour where I am not able to use or decrypt the files. I dint knew about the encrytion.

I am the administrator on my machine which is running Windows 7. I get the following error
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An error occured applying attributes to the file.
<FileName>
Access is denied.
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I do not have any encryption key nor do I have created any.

I have tried the following ::
When I right-click the folder > properties > go to advance > Uncheck encrytion > apply changes > continue (user account control) > I get this ...

"An error occurred applying attributes to the file:

C:\Program Files\Windows Collaboration

Access is denied.

Ignore. Ignore All. Try Again. Cancel."

This is a really annoying little problem that I need to have go away, so any help would be appreciated!

Points to note:

SAFE MODE doesn't help.
I am logged as administrator, which makes it all the more frustrating.

I don't know of any other folders that act up like this.

Please let me know what is going on!

Thxx,
NYK

Last edited by NYK; March 28th, 2011 at 11:20 PM. Reason: added more info
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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Hi NYK. Green folders/files in windows 7 indicates the folders/files are encrypted with EFS and there is no way this can be undone without the keys so we cannot help you.

I have no idea how this could have occurred without your knowledge, especially as Windows 7 warns you to back up your key when you encrypt folders/files.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:36 PM
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There should be some way how we can get this fixed.
I still have those file which are really important.
Do check if there are any other ways or any software.
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Old March 29th, 2011, 11:40 PM
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No there is not.
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