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Windows 7: A lock on some file in my documents


23 Oct 2010   #1

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 
A lock on some file in my documents

Why are there locks on some of my files in Documents?And also the files from my desktop and documents showup in the video file. If I delete it in videos, it deletes it from my desktop??
I didnt see this in my search, so sorry if it has been discussed before.

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23 Oct 2010   #2

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Welcome to Seven Forums billybob76. Are you sharing these folders on a Homegroup? If not, try this:

Right click on a folder with the lock> Click on Properties> Click on Sharing tab> Click on Advanced Sharing> Untick Share This Folder> Apply and OK your way out. Repeat for other folders.

As for the other issue, are you saying you see duplicate files from your desktop and documents folders in your video folder? It seems that you file paths may be wrong. A Guy
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24 Oct 2010   #3

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 

thanks for the reply. I need help with the file paths thing. I just got got logged back on, but thanks for the fast reply!
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24 Oct 2010   #4

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 

Tried what you said in the share file. Advanced sharing. It says an error occured . File cant be shared, When I tried to check the sharing box.
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24 Oct 2010   #5

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 
a screenshot of the files

Here is what I am talking about .


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A lock on some file in my documents-lockedfiles.jpg  
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24 Oct 2010   #6

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 

When I click one of them, I get access denied.


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A lock on some file in my documents-lokd.png  
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24 Oct 2010   #7

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Looks like you do not have permission to view those.
Are you the admin of the computer?
Are you a single user of the computer?
If you are a single user you do not need to
go to public folders so it is turned off.
If you are just a user of the computer you
need to ask the admin for rights.
I know it all sound hard to understand. (got a headache just explainung it)

Jimmy
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24 Oct 2010   #8

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 

You put me on the right track. I figured it out. Right click. Go to properties. Then Security. Then Click the Edit tab and check full control. You may also have to go to the security tab, then advanced. If it says deny everyone you have to delete this profile. For some reason it DID in mine. Looks like I have alot left to figure on this Window 7 stuff.
For my first inquiry, I find this site to be vrey helpful. I will definatly be hanging around. Thanks for the help.
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24 Oct 2010   #9

windows7, windows vista, and windowsxp
 
 

Now to figure out the file path thing.
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25 Oct 2010   #10

 

Aren't those the junctions or something? If I'm not mistaken I see them in any new account, even admin ones. That's why you see two "My Documents": one with the shortcut and one with the lock. I'm not sure if regular users see them as I've set my explorer to not hide anything.
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