> I cannot take ownership of the files, Vista says that access is denied. I've
> tried opening the files in the hope that I could save as something else but
> access is denied.
> "Familydavis" wrote:
>> My PC blew up, I now have a new PC with Vista installed. On my HDD, certain
>> files are encrypted and I can't move them onto my new PC - I have tried
>> everything that I can think of but the new PC does not recognise me as the
>> 'owner' of the folders so will not let me move them! I can move all
>> non-encrypted files though - help!!!
Check the permissions of the file or folder the file is saved in and
1. Right-click the file or folder, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Security tab.
3. Under Group or user names, click your name to see the permissions you
To open a file, you need to have read permission. For more information
on permissions, see What are permissions? http://tinyurl.com/2j9vgr
To take ownership of a folder:
1. Right-click the folder that you want to take ownership of, and then
2. Click the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
3. Click Edit. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for
an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide
4. Click the name of the person you want to give ownership to.
5. If you want that person to be the owner of files and subfolders in
this folder, select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects check
6. Click OK
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