DECRYPT FILE

I encrypted MY Documents folder using the "properties/general tab/Advanced - unchecked encrypt button data, clicked ok, ok." I tried a dozen times. I get "File is read-only."

So, if I select a file and follow the same steps - properties/general tab / advanced / uncheck encrypt button / ok/ok. I get "access denied".
Pls help! I'm totally stumped.  Thanks, P
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The General method of remove the encryption is contained in the following article:

"How to remove encryption from a file or a folder in Windows XP"
<>http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/308993 >

As this is very similar to what you have already tried, it is possible that the folder or file is a file read-only.  The 'Read only' attribute, you see when you right-click on a folder and select 'Properties' actually has nothing to do with a read-only attribute.  To remove the attribute read-only on a folder, follow the recommendations in the following article:

"You can not view or change the read-only or the attributes of system files in Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7"
  <>http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/326549 >

Since you have XP Pro, if you disable 'Simple file sharing', you can also right click on the file or folder, select 'Properties' and then use the 'Security' tab to change the properties of access.

"How to disable the file sharing simple and how to set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP"
  <>http://support.Microsoft.com/kb/307874 >

HTH,
JW

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