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Decrypting files after XP re-install


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I hope someone can help me. I recently posted to see if someone could help me rescue my Windows XP which was struck by a trojan. I ended up re-installing XP and everything seemed to be fine other than having to reinstall all the programs. I ran several anti-virus scans and cleaned it out the best I could. I believe it is virus/trojan free. Now here is my problem. I had my "My Documents" folder encrypted and when Windows re-installed it saved those files in a backup. I remember it asking me something about the encryption but it was late at night and I kept remembering Windows saying all of my data would be O.K. Well as I am re-installing all of my programs I tried to open one that was a PDF. A message popped up saying "access denied." I have read some posts on the net about going into Windows Explorer and clicking on "use simple file sharing." Well I don't have that option to choose from in mine. Anyone out there able to help me. The files are quite important to me. Thanks.
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you can try taking ownership of the backed up folders. goto google and search "winxp take ownership".

hope this helps
later
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Thanks for the response. I did try your suggestion but have still not been able to open the files.
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Hm... You can't open them unless you use a driver that does not support encryption, not available for Windows, as far as I know. Otherwise, within Windows, I think there's no way to open them.
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Is there a way to reverse my installation of XP and go back to my corrupted version, and then try to repair that version.
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