New folders encrypted by default

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I wonder if anyone has run into this situation:

Everytime I create a new folder, Windows XP Pro automatically encrypts it.

I can go into the properties and unencrypt it.

I don't want that to happen. I want it encrypted only when I go into the properties and manually change it.

I want the default to not encrypt it.

I appreciate any input.

Thank you
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Could it be possible you accidentally encrypted the entire drive?
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grinch2171 wrote:
Could it be possible you accidentally encrypted the entire drive?


I don't think so.

I don't know how I could encrypt an entire drive.

My understanding is that only folders can be encrypted.
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You're right. Are you creating these folders inside a folder that is encrypted?
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Wow!

That was it!

Thank you!

Basically, when I created a new folder it was always on my desktop.

The desktop folder was encrypted. I don't know how that happened, but it was. I recently did a profile transfer from another user profile that was corrupted. Perhaps it became encrypted from that, I don't know.

One note, I had to log in from my administrator account to turn off the encryption, because when I tried to do that from account in question, it was showing the folder in use, and thus stopping the change to "unencrypted".

Anyway, it looks like my problem is solved. I had forgotten about propagation of security from a higher level folder.

Thanks again.
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No problem glad I could help.

When dealing with encrypted folders you can only un-encrypt with the account that encrypted it.
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grinch2171 wrote:
No problem glad I could help.

When dealing with encrypted folders you can only un-encrypt with the account that encrypted it.


I am not sure you are right about that. I was not able to unecrypt the desktop folder while in the same account, however, when I logged on as administrator I was able to do that. You might be right about general user accounts though.

Unless...

Unless, maybe the folder was encrypted originally by the administrator account, but I am not sure how that would have happened. But then, Windows certainly has its share of problems.

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