I am hoping there is some small chance here. In anticipation for installing Windows 7 on my main drive I installed my new 1TB SATA drive as secondary under XP, formatted it and moved files to it. I had no problems accessing anything so I didn't think there would be any problem when I tried the Win7 64 bit RC. I never had any encryption set or anything on those files. I did a new install to my main 300GB SATA drive where XP was and it installed fine and also created a Windows Old file. However, now when I try to do anything to a .jpg or .mov file on the 2nd drive it tells me I don't have access and I see that the file is encrypted. I have been reading everything on Vista and Windows 7 that might help me and nothing works. I have tried all of the following to no avail: 1) Taken ownership, added any and all permissions with full control, etc 2) Sharing the folders or the drive itself 3) Renaming my Windows 7 PC name and user name to match the old one 4) Adding certifcates for the ability to unencypt files using the local security settings, etc as it says on the web 5) Accessing, moving the files or changing permissions using BART's PE 6) Accessing, moving the files or changing permissions using Virtual XP mode I am allowed to move the files within the drive itself or delete, but can't move them off, copy them or otherwise open or play them because of "permissions". It should also be noted that these are not all from one camera, the jpgs especially were taken with multiple cameras or even downloaded from the web in the last few years so the fact that they were all mysteriously encypted escapes me. When I look at the details of the encyption of a file, it tells me the old user name and comp name as well as the "certificate thumbprint" which is a string of letters and numbers. I did find a file with the same name in my Windows old folder but it says it is a "system file" and not an actual certificate and won't let me add it as one to use on this computer. I am out of ideas. Help is appreciated. All the programs out there that say they decrypt files have to have the old key and I apparently don't have it. Thanks in advance.