Hello guys. I recently formatted my computer and now I can't access some of my files. When I try to open a word file for example I get the message that I don't have enough permissions to access it. I never set access permissions for my files and I never had this problem. Pleas help me. I really need to access those files :S

I tried to take ownership but still it doesn't work:( The files that can't be accessed had the "encrypt content to secure data" attribute selected. Could that be the reason why I can't access them? I cannot remove that attribute.

it sure could ,are you running winxp home or pro version,this feature only works in winxp pro

encrypt or decrypt in winxp pro
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/security/learnmore/encryptdata.mspx