off. That is if Bitlocker was used. It's the encryption tool that comes with Windows. I would Google the subject with the tool used to encrypt.
My brother was stupidly playing around with my hard drive and some of it's properties and encrypted some of my folders without backing them up.
I did the standard decrypting but the folders are still encrypted? There are no padlocks or highlighted green text saying that certain files/folders are encrypted, it's only when I try to open them when I get a permission error.
I've tried setting the permission to the Admin but the files within folders, still won't open. For example I have a huge file of movies, I can access the folder but when I try to play a movie windows Media Player, WinAmp and VLCPlayer all say the file cannot be accessed because of a permission error.
I'm too worried about losing important files or doing permanent damage to reset my computer to see if that helps.