Unless you encrypted the drive, FILES copy out just fine. I wonder if the issue is that the association has been lost.
But as presented you make a great case to restore from your last backup. It's obvious you can't lose files so you would be backing up as a rule and not taking chances.
-> Try this. Take a common file type, some document and put it up on Dropbox on a public link and share it here so folk can test if it opens for them.
I have been into a little technical stuff but now stuck in a situation so need ur kind help.
The Situation: I don't know how and when few of my files (mostly in C drive) got encrypted and are now can't be opened, viewed and played. I recieve notification that you don't have correct permissions.
Things tried: 1. Decrypt file by going in advanced option in file properties.
2. Tried a lot of security settings manipulation.(Allowed full control,etc.)
3. Tried everything in User Accounts under Control Panel.
4. Tried to copy files using Linux boot cd, ERD, etc. but no luck so far.
Note: A few days back I received a pdf file (a payment confirmation) with not digitally certified message, so downloaded a respective .p7b file from its website and installed in my computer. The import/install was successful but just wondering could this be the cause of problem. i.e. could certificates be causing this issue.
Can't reinstall Windows as the affected files are a must needed to me.