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file access problem

Post by buddy01 » 2005-10-20 15:02

Here is my problem:

I have downloaded multiple mp3's various times with dc++ version 0.674.
There is no problem at all I can play the mp3's and there is no curruption whatsoever.
But then I reinstalled windows xp and now I can't access the mp3's I have downloaded with dc++, only the mp3's I have downloaded with it are not accessable.
Is ther a fix for this problem?

Btw I have tried Windows Media Player and Winamp both no results.
I have Windows XP Professional SP2 with the latest updates.

WMP says: Can't access this file. Make sure you have access rights to this networkstation. :?

Thx for replies

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Post by bastya_elvtars » 2005-10-20 15:11

I have also experienced this, the possible reason is that the user shared his file with encryption. If you can, try to remove the encryption by using Properties from the file's rightclick menu..
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Re: file access problem

Post by Xan1977 » 2005-10-20 16:31

buddy01 wrote:But then I reinstalled windows xp and now I can't access the mp3's I have downloaded with dc++, only the mp3's I have downloaded with it are not accessable.

There is a slight grammar problem with this sentence. Which one's don't work, the files you downloaded before the format, or the files you downloaded after the format?

Where are your old MP3's located?
Can your rename/delete them?
If not, what error message do you get?

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Post by bastya_elvtars » 2005-10-20 16:57

Oops, I have partially read it only, this can occur after a reinstall, indeed. I don't know the exact solution, however, follow what I recommended. And next time don't use personal folders like My Music.
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Post by buddy01 » 2005-10-20 17:11

Yeah, sorry for my bad English I am from Holland.

My old MP3's are located at a partition (E:\) other then the root (C:\) Windows partition.
And I can't rename the MP3's. Error message: The file is not accessible, check if the disk is write protected. And if the file is in use now.
I can remove the MP3's but they don't go to the recycler they just disappear.
It's also not possible to remove the encryption from the file's right click menu.

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Post by Xan1977 » 2005-10-20 19:01

bastya_elvtars wrote:And next time don't use personal folders like My Music.

I was thinking it could be an old profile permissions problem too, but if that were true they shouldn't have view permissions either, which it sounded like he does. Any new user in the local administrators group (the default account after a reinstall) should have permissions over everything under the root of local disks. But, check the permissions on the drive and folder to see if it has some odd special permissions configured. Maybe do a take ownership, but that doesn't explain the fact that you can delete them.

Also, try a scandisk.
And, Copy one of your new mp3's to the E: drive and see if they play from there.

bastya, maybe you could elaborate on how to remove whatever encryption you've seen in the past?

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Post by bastya_elvtars » 2005-10-20 20:17

Xan1977 wrote:And, Copy one of your new mp3's to the E: drive and see if they play from there.


Does not allow to copy.

Xan1977 wrote:bastya, maybe you could elaborate on how to remove whatever encryption you've seen in the past?


Maybe this helps:

http://ptxscriptdb.psycho-chihuahua.net/disable_efs.pdf

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I could rename/delete the file. Only reading was disallowed. Congrats, M$!
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Post by Xan1977 » 2005-10-20 21:59

That could be really annoying in a domain with shared network drives.. Looks like XP at least colors encrypted files green in explorer.

On a stand alone workstation, the local administrator should be able to decrypt those files, regardless of which user encrypted them.

To continue from your first post, bastya, Right click > Properties > Advanced > disable Encrypt contents to secure data.

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Post by bastya_elvtars » 2005-10-21 02:56

Xan1977 wrote:To continue from your first post, bastya, Right click > Properties > Advanced > disable Encrypt contents to secure data.


It would be nice if worked. I put my friend's HDD in and found an encrypted file, I could not read it, but could rename/delete.
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Post by buddy01 » 2005-10-21 17:55

I found a workaround for my problem.

Here is my solution. I still have the old Windows installed for backup reasons (where the MP3's worked). So I copied the old MP3's from the old Windows to an other computer in my network. And guess what they worked there :D Then I used the new Windows to grap the MP3's from the other pc on the network. And now they work on my new Windows too.
It's not the best solution but hey it works.

Anyway thanks for your help guys.

Right click > Properties > Advanced > disable Encrypt contents to secure data. This solution also works but I have to do this one by one, and I have too much files to do this.

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Post by TheParanoidOne » 2005-10-21 18:07

Why would you want to encrypt MP3s in the first place?
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Post by buddy01 » 2005-10-21 19:25

I didn't encrypted the mp3's... Someone where I downloaded the mp3's from did.

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Post by Xan1977 » 2005-10-21 21:56

Right click > Properties > Advanced > disable Encrypt contents to secure data. This solution also works but I have to do this one by one, and I have too much files to do this.

Cool, I'm glad you got it fixed and didn't have to delete those files. Just FYI, apply the same right-click properties to the root folder and choose Apply these settings to this folder, subdirectories and files, and it should take care of it in one shot.

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Post by GargoyleMT » 2005-10-22 11:07

buddy01 wrote:Someone where I downloaded the mp3's from did.

The encryption people have been mentioning is a NTFS property - meaning only the filesystem knows they're encrypted. If you used a P2P application, it is unlikely that the NTFS properties could have been transferred. (Besides, if they encrypted it, you wouldn't have had the key to unecrypt it -- the encryption isn't that simple to use a fixed key.)

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Post by bastya_elvtars » 2005-10-22 15:47

The solution did not work for me, it did not allow for me to copy.
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