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folder went decrypted when changing back to win 7 from win 8

Sony vaio laptop F series 17.3" black...
November 19, 2012 at 16:17:54
Specs: Windows 7, intel I7 2GHz / 8 gigs
Need to know how to get video files back that went green (decrypted) when changing back to win 7 from win 8 pro media edition. Windows 8 does not work good with video playing. I can still see the folder and can open up the folder. I can see the files (mpg)s but cant load them. i can look at the properties , that does not tell me anything. can anyone tell me how to fix this? Are they somehow encrypted or not because i did not encrypt them.

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November 20, 2012 at 04:12:58
Filenames in green are encrypted. To decrypt a file (remove the encryption) do this:

Right-click the file and choose Properties,
Click the Advanced tab,
untick the "Encrypt contents to secure data" tick-box.
Click 'OK'

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November 20, 2012 at 15:26:38
I tried to decrypt them by clickiing the ("Encrypt contents to secure data" tick-box.)
The button is fadded out and wont let me do this. do you have any other ideas? Thanks a lot for this info. is there any program that can decrypt a folder or file? Not sure what to do or maybe the files are lost forever. Thanks!

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November 20, 2012 at 22:36:49
Try with Linux

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November 20, 2012 at 22:37:03

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November 29, 2012 at 06:35:39
What program did you use to encrypt them in the first place? Files and folders don't encrypt themselves. That requires user input, such as a key or password. And it usually requires special software.

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December 6, 2012 at 11:56:16
You cannot transfer files encrypted with EFS because the private key to decrypt them is on the other computer (or OS). You first need to decrypt them on the old computer and then transfer them to your new system, or transfer your key to the new computer.


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