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Windows 7: Folder Keeps Locking Files


16 Feb 2011   #1

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Folder Keeps Locking Files

Everytime a file is created in a particular folder it becomes Locked, I have not turned anything on, or changed anything, I even did a system restore to 2 days ago when this behavior wasnt taken place...

I have assigned "Everyone" as permission to these files, but everytim a file is locked.

why has this behavior changed, and how can i leave the file as "NORMAL" meaning no need to assign permission for eveery file that is created! HELP!!

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16 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
Everytime a file is created in a particular folder it becomes Locked, I have not turned anything on, or changed anything, I even did a system restore to 2 days ago when this behavior wasnt taken place...
This is typically due to anti-virus, which tries to scan the files. Try disabling your anti-virus and see if it still occurs, if so then maybe try a different anti-virus, or adjust your settings.
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16 Feb 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
Everytime a file is created in a particular folder it becomes Locked, I have not turned anything on, or changed anything, I even did a system restore to 2 days ago when this behavior wasnt taken place...

I have assigned "Everyone" as permission to these files, but everytim a file is locked.

why has this behavior changed, and how can i leave the file as "NORMAL" meaning no need to assign permission for eveery file that is created! HELP!!
You appear to have Vista but this is a Windows 7 Forum!
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16 Feb 2011   #4

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

i dont have an anti virus running, i have windows 7 32bit pro
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16 Feb 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
i dont have an anti virus running,
This says it all. Download and install Windows Security Essemtials very quickly. Do a complete scan, then do the same with Malwarebytes and CCleaner, they are all free and easy to find on Google.
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16 Feb 2011   #6

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

your first reply said i need to disable my anti-virus, then your next reply says the cause is cause I dont have an antivirus, im perplexed


its 1 out of 15 folders that is behaving like this...
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16 Feb 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Disabling an existing A/V and not having one are not exacty the same thing!
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16 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
your first reply said i need to disable my anti-virus, then your next reply says the cause is cause I dont have an antivirus, im perplexed

its 1 out of 15 folders that is behaving like this...
It was implied in my second sentance that you would only be disabling your anti-virus temporarily, and if that fixed the problem install a different anti-virus or change its settings. This was only to test if the problem was fixed by doing so.

The fact you have no anti-virus means that your system could well be infected by something that is causing the problem, so yes.. install an anti-virus.
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16 Feb 2011   #9

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

still the same problem, ran, super anti birus pro, MS essential, CCleaner.

for some reason, when files are created within these folders they have the Lock on them.. annoying!!!!!!
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17 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
Everytime a file is created in a particular folder it becomes Locked, I have not turned anything on, or changed anything, I even did a system restore to 2 days ago when this behavior wasnt taken place...

I have assigned "Everyone" as permission to these files, but everytim a file is locked.

why has this behavior changed, and how can i leave the file as "NORMAL" meaning no need to assign permission for eveery file that is created! HELP!!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ilcaa View Post
still the same problem, ran, super anti birus pro, MS essential, CCleaner.

for some reason, when files are created within these folders they have the Lock on them.. annoying!!!!!!
You said you've assigned "Everyone" permissions to the folders/files, which implies you messed with the security permissions, right? Are the "Administrators", "SYSTEM" and "Users" entries still in place? If not, then add them back...
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