Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Folders with Padlock

05 Jan 2011   #1
TEEH

I have three laps, one Toshiba/XP, one DELL XPS/Vista and one HP WINDOWS 7
 
 
Folders with Padlock

Hi, I'm new at this forum and I think this is the only way to find help on a issue I have on my HP Note book Windows seven system, my LCD has been replaced by HP as it deveolped a line and still was on guarantee, when I got it back I see many folders with a lock pad at the beginning an I am not able to open them, I can see also duplicated folders with this lock pad and also this ones does not open. I do not know what to do as I tried to give permissions granted to all users and was not able to do so as an error message appeared.

What should I do to correct or eliminate this situation.

Regards,

TEEH


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Jan 2011   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

What folders are you looking at?



* Before someone offers a blanket advice of altering permissions.
Lets find out what the user is looking at first. Okay?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2011   #3
TEEH

I have three laps, one Toshiba/XP, one DELL XPS/Vista and one HP WINDOWS 7
 
 

Will look at the folders, and post the path and tree if any, at this yime I'm at my old satellite XP, will look at the HP and let you know.

Regards,

TEEH
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Jan 2011   #4
TEEH

I have three laps, one Toshiba/XP, one DELL XPS/Vista and one HP WINDOWS 7
 
 

You are right, the following files/folders have this padlock and can't acces them as I do on XP :$Recycle Bin, Public Documents, My Videos, My Music, My pictures Document and settings.

I have read the Junction Points in Vista and Junction Dysfunction by Raymond Chen and it gets more confusing, maybe there is some kind of files explorer which could allow to see where the real files are and maybe coul manage them. Really I like more my old Toshiba with XP but as time and technology is defined by the guys at Redmond we, users need to learn about it.

Regards.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jan 2011   #5
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

This may be a simple issue of permissions/ownership. Open the properties of the folder(s) in question, click the Security tab, click the Advanced button, and click the Owner tab. Click the Edit button, select your account from the list, check the "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects" box, and click OK 3 times (to close the properties dialog boxes). Once this is done, you should be able to go back into the properties dialog of the folder(s), click the Security tab, click the Advanced button, click the Change Permissions button, click Add, select your account (and click the OK button), check the "Replace all child objects with inheritable permissions from this object" and click OK. This will give your account ownership of the folder and it's contents, as well as give it full control security of the contents as well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Folders with Padlock




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Folders hidden, with padlock symbol, after being copied to C:
Following a hard drive crash I recently installed a solid state drive (SSD), powered by Windows 7. I installed the mail browser Eudora 7.1.0.9 on c>program files>eudora and copied its data files onto c>program files>eudora data. Everything works fine, mail is delivered and stored, no problems. ...
General Discussion
Folders in link show with padlock
Hello everyone, I created a link (named SQLScripts) on my D drive pointing to a folder on Functionally speaking, everything works fine. The only thing is, aesthetical; when navigating explorer keeps showing my folders and files with a padlock. If I look at the same folder but using c:\... to...
General Discussion
Yellow Padlock?
WHY!! Have a got a yellow padlock icon on my user account? and when I tried to open my previously working iTunes it tells me that the iTunes folder is on a LOCKED DISC????? :mad: Why has this just happened, because I didn't lock it?????
General Discussion
Padlock Overlay? It means something!
Granted Raymond's blog is not really a source of information rather then entertainment...but he just recent posted about the new overlay icons in Windows 7. And in particular note, since everyone is trying to get ride of it...the padlock. The Old New Thing : What are those little overlay icons:...
Chillout Room
Why some files/folders have Padlock and some don't?
How come some folders/files have Padlock whereas the majority don't? I created some GHOST images of my OS drives of both PC (both running Pro X64 RTM). Those GHOST images were created OUTSIDE of Windows, using GHOST 2003 USB DOS version.
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App