Cannot open file - "User does not have access privileges"


  • I am using Windows 7 and I recently reformatted my computer because it was getting to slow, etc. Now it is as good as new but I cannot access one of my Word Document files because I had encrypted the file on my system before reformatting it and I think I might have played around with the 'Security' tab in the properties of this file as well.

    I really need to access this document. What should I do?


    Monday, October 31, 2011 8:14 AM





    EFS prevent your data based on Windows logon authentication. Please try to create an account same as that you used to encrypt this folder. Than set the same password either. If the issue persists, change the computer name as the previous machine.


    Hope that helps

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    Monday, November 07, 2011 2:01 AM

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