Hello, To All If I have posted this in the wrong location please forgive me. My problem is that I encrypted files while running Vista and then installed Windows 7 with no problems except. That my certificate and key for Vista is in with the files that were encrypted. So I get the Access Denied error or do not have permission to access the certificate, so I can import it. Well, I also have tried to take ownership of folders and files, but did not work. I going to try to recover with other methods such as: Create a recovery certificate for encrypted files and see how this goes. I'm a advanced users and have many skills, but this is kicking my butt Any ideas, suggestions or guidance would be helpful.