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  1.    25 Jan 2017 #11
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 234
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

    Aye, a green folder or file name means it was encrypted at the file system level. The only way to unencrypt that data is from the same installed system that encrypted it.

    The password protection Word provides is separate, it would not change the color of the folder or file name in Explorer.
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  2.    26 Jan 2017 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I'm pretty much effed. I have checked numerous sources and that is the conclusion. The big mystery, of course, is how that folder became encrypted in the first place, since I never did it.
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #13
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,466
    windows 10

    Is it possible you have been infected by random ware if so it will continue to encrypt more files
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  4.    26 Jan 2017 #14
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 40
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    It's possible, but unlikely. The external drive has been checked multiple times and has always come back clean. All other files and folders are fine and I've been able to copy them to the new laptop.
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