Hello! So I've gotten myself into a bit of a pickle. On my Windows 10 Professional laptop, I stored approximately 20 GB of pictures in a zip file. I used the system zipping utility (send to zip file). I then used the system encryption tool (checking the Encryption flag under properties). I have backups of my certificate and all the necessary precautions. I then moved the zip file to a VeraCrypt container on a USB stick, formatted using the exFAT file system Although the original zip file on the laptop could be opened, once moved to the USB stick it could no longer be. That backup is corrupted. Tools such as Winrar and 7zip don't recognize it as an archive. My only clue is that my laptop no longer things the file is encrypted. As I understand it, Windows might have automatically decrypted it as the file moved to the USB stick, but I'm wondering... 1. Is there might be some manual way of decrypting it even though Windows doesn't recognize it as encrypted? 2. Have I somehow destroyed the file? 3. How might avoid this in the future? I'm perfectly happy with VeraCrypt and the system encryption was overkill, but with that being my primary machine and my certificate being safely stored I hadn't worried. Thank you!