Unable to access encrypted files on windows server with admin account
I've been given an admin account in a windows server so I can setup a backup of essential files.
The software I am using failed on some file copies.
On checking the files they were green within explorer on the server and on clients. Therefore encrypted. Nobody needs them encrypted it appears to be an accident.
From the client machines I can access them (slowly) which I understand however how can I access them with the admin account?
As the client accounts can access them will untick encrypt the files on a clientschine work?
Thanks in advance
The permissions of the files are set to 'everyone' its just when locally accessing them with my admin account on the server I cannot which means I cannot decrypt them. Id rather not have to copy them somewhere over the network and copy them back. I'm hoping I can just decrypt from an account that has access.
I can view them from the client computers as mentioned.
McKnife are you thinking that each machine may have a key stored somewhere locally or this key may be on the server? I don't see how this makes it admin account specific, although I guess my admin account was added after this encryption happened.
I think someone was trying to compress a load of files to save space and they have confused encrypt with compress.