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: Folder Keeps Locking Files

16 Feb 2011   #1
ilcaa

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!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Feb 2011   #2
Mystere

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #3
mitchell65

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Feb 2011   #4
ilcaa

Window 7 Pro 32bit
 
 

i dont have an anti virus running, i have windows 7 32bit pro
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #5
mitchell65

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #6
ilcaa

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...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #7
mitchell65

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!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #8
Mystere

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #9
ilcaa

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!!!!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2011   #10
Dzomlija

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...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Folder Keeps Locking Files




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Locating locking files (i.e., files beginning with ~) in Explorer
Hello, I periodically try to find and delete stranded locking files. I have tried the following searches, and they all return incorrect results: ~ ~*.* ~.* Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
General Discussion
Folder/file locking software
Hi, Is anyone aware of any folder/file locking software that I can use to completely block access (read and write) to several folders on a removal USB? This request is for a friend who keeps sensitive information on a removal USB drive. The idea is that if it is ever lost/stolen he can rest...
Software
locking a folder's layout setting
Recently I've found a few of my regular folders defaulting to detail view after so long. I think certain games that change resolution might be affecting this as it only happened recently and has become frequent. This doesn't affect all folders, only certain key ones. I don't want them resetting to...
Customization
Locking a folder... Possible in Windows 7?
Is it possible to lock a folder within Windows 7 so NO one can enter it? Not even myself with Admin rights, without knowing a password. Lets just say I have this folder called, um, "X"... Which we could also call "XXX" if we wanted to, cough... :o I have a 14 and a 16 year old who use my...
General Discussion
Locking Files
Hello, I have a laptop, so I would like to keep it as secure as possible. I have been looking around for a script or something so I can lock certain files. I would like to lock a word document, since it has some personal info. I have seen that this is easily done with XP, but not with 7. How can...
General Discussion
locking files
does anyone know of any programme that locks files, but I wanted one that I can right click and choose something like 'lock this' and it locks it with a standard global password or it asks for a new password for that file. I have customer details on my pc and have occasionally accidentally...
Software

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 01:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App