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all my pics encrypted after os install

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  1. LucienLechance

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    I clean installed windows 10 64 bit over my 32 bit version, and when it all started up I go to get my picture files from windows.old and they're all encrypted, with padlock icon's next to every pic and folder, and I can't even view them cause it tells me I don't have permission. I gave myself all possible permissions and took ownership of the folders and files, yet the problem persists.
     
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    This is not a clean install....what you did was a reset that kept your files. Not sure how you did that with 64 bit over top of 32 bit. Unless you did a upgrade of 32 bit to 64 bit, which there seems to be no direct upgrade path. So we're back to a clean install.

    A clean install erases all the data on the drive and a new copy of windows is installed. There will be no windows.old folder.
     
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    Huh... you see, what I did was; I had windows 10 32 bit. I made a bootable usb drive with windows 10 64 bit loaded onto it. I then reset my computer and when it was starting up I had it boot from the usb, loading windows 10 64 bit to install over my 32 bit version.
     
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