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How to unencrypt a file that was encrypted using the windows encrypt file thingy?

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I encrypted a folder that has a program I downloaded and want to install. I forgot to unencrypt the folder before I did a reinstall, so now I can't access it anymore . Is there any way I can unencrypt it?
    
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You should be able to unencrypt it while logged in as admin.

• Right-click the folder that you want to decrypt, and then click Properties .

• Click Advanced .

• Click to clear the Encrypt contents to secure data check box to decrypt the data.

• Click OK to close the Advanced Attributes dialog box.

• Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.

• If the folder has files in it, the Confirm Attribute Changes dialog box appears. You can choose to decrypt only the folder. However, this will not decrypt any files currently contained in the folder.

If you want to decrypt all the contents of this folder, click Apply changes to this folder, subfolders, and files , and then click OK .

Edit: oh a reinstall. I don't know if it will work, maybe give it a try?
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