I recently formatted my C drive to conduct a clean install, nothing was wrong with the PC, just a bit slow with all the clutter that had been built up over time. I transferred a backup of our family files to a removable HDD and set about the formatting and reinstalling Vista.
All went well. I reconnected the removable drive and this is where the problems start.
Some of the folders were encrypted via Vista some time ago, I remember seeing some files (under properties, general, advanced) having 'green text' files names instead of the normal 'black text' - this had never caused a problem before. I can copy the the black file names back to my documents without any problems however when I try to move the green file names access is denied. I have tried the following:
1. Confirmed and set owner permission to 'Steve administrator' (I am the only user at present on the PC anyway)
2. When I try and un-tick the 'encrypt contents to secure data' box it comes up with 'you will need to provide administrator permission' I select ok however it comes up access denied.
I have gone through ever file and folder to check the security settings are set for Steve administrator to have full access. Initially the folders were green text, somehow I managed to change these to black text however every file inside the folders is green - I cant view, cut/copy any file type what so ever.
Please, please, please can someone help. Many thanks for taking the time to read my problem.