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28.03.10 at 12:19:56
 
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Something has happened to all of all my files saved on my PC in My Documents. All of them (word, excel, pics, ppt's, etc) appear to be encrypted and unreadable. Your website is the first that I have found showing similar characters (yyyyyy with the double dots). Is there a program or programmer I can buy/pay to un-encrypt my files?

 
I wonder whether you encrypted your MyDocuments folder. On the below mentioned Microsoft page I found this 'recipe' to unencrypt the files.
 
To decrypt a folder:
 
  1. Right-click the folder that you want to decrypt, and then click Properties.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Click to clear the Encrypt contents to secure data check box to decrypt the data.
  4. Click OK to close the Advanced Attributes dialog box.
  5. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.
  6. 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.
 
Source:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223316
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