Here's the story: I got sick of my overflowing file cabinet full of papers so I spent the time to scan pretty much the whole thing. So after many many hours, I had a folder with hundreds of electronic copies of my original papers. This included things like bill statements, tax returns, banking information, etc... Being a bit worried that this sensitive info was now on my computer, I used windows to at least encrypt the entire folder. Everything was working fine for about a month. After encryption, I manually backed the whole folder up to an external drive. My backup strategy has always been to keep the OS on a separate partition from my personal stuff and use TI9 to image that partition every so often. I manually backup my personal docs on the other partition. Every so often, when windows bogs down, I "roll it back" to a previous acronis image of my C drive (the one with Windows on it). I recently "rolled it back", recovering my C partition. I'm unsure whether my most recent image was made prior to encrypting the folder on the other partition or after I did it. Either way, I get "Access Denied" messages when I try to open documents in my encrypted folder! I still use the exact same windows login stuff as I did when I encrypted. Is there anyway to use those documents now? I'm so screwed if I can't. I shredded pretty much every paper copy once I had backed up the electronic copies. I had no idea this encyption thing would go crazy if I re-did my C drive. I thought it would be a simple matter of entering a password if worst came to worst. Can somebody PLEASE help me or tell me that indeed I will never be able to access those documents! Thanks.