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File Decryption Issue

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    File Decryption Issue

    A few days ago I decided to encrypt a folder of pictures. I decided to do this so that the pictures would stop showing up in that pictures app window, so that only I could access said pictures, and because I wanted to know how encryption worked. So far, the pictures continue to show up in my pictures app and nobody can access the file, and I now want to just move the pictures to an external drive. However, I can't find the file (it disappeared upon encryption) and so I can't decrypt it in order to move it. How do I find the file for decryption? (I have the key, just can't find the door, so to speak)

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    I found the folder in the pull up menu for windows explorer. I accessed the properties and unchecked "Hidden".
    I then went to the folder's location, saw it was there, and under the advanced properties, unchecked "Encrypt Files".
    Seems to have worked. Sorry to waste time.
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  3. #3

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello n00blet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is the folder that you encrypted still there?

    You might use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to have hidden files show to see if it may just be hidden.

    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,


    Great news.
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