Recently I ran into some major issues and had to go back to a previously installed version of Windows. Everything seemed to go smoothly until I realized all of my files were locked down by Windows Information Protection (WIP) - previously known as Enterprise Data Protection.
I tried several things and nothing seemed to work. Finally I tried this and it worked like a charm. If you're facing this issue I hope this post helps you.
- Open a command prompt as an admin (hit Start button, type cmd, right-click on the cmd icon and click Run as Administrator)
- A command prompt will open. Move to folder with your locked files and paste in the following command:
cmd.exe /c takeown /f *.* && icacls *.* /grant administrators:F