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Windows 7: files locked!

29 May 2011   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
files locked!

i have just discovered a folder in my music folder that contains about 18 albums all of the files within are locked how can i change this ,i have tried to change permissions in the properties /security but no joy any ideas?
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29 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i have just discovered a folder in my music folder that contains about 18 albums all of the files within are locked how can i change this ,i have tried to change permissions in the properties /security but no joy any ideas?
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They probably were from a previous OS, or owner. Take ownership should do it. Find out how in tutorials (under take ownership)Take Ownership Shortcut
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29 May 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Censorship LockOut ?
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29 May 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i did take ownership but that didnt do it what has done it was to cut the files and paste them in a folder on the desktop the re cut them bsck to the original location it has unlocked them and no padlocks showing.ah well im glad they are fixed.
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29 May 2011   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i did take ownership but that didnt do it what has done it was to cut the files and paste them in a folder on the desktop the re cut them bsck to the original location it has unlocked them and no padlocks showing.ah well im glad they are fixed.

Good idea. BY cut and paste in a different folder, a new owner was assigned so when you pasted them back you stayed as owner. Smart move/
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29 May 2011   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i did take ownership but that didnt do it what has done it was to cut the files and paste them in a folder on the desktop the re cut them bsck to the original location it has unlocked them and no padlocks showing.ah well im glad they are fixed.

Good idea. BY cut and paste in a different folder, a new owner was assigned so when you pasted them back you stayed as owner. Smart move/
Agreed, and a technique to be remembered.
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29 May 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

it was a fluke ,i dont know what made me think to do it ,
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29 May 2011   #8

 
 

In fact, I've been having problems with Foxit's Phantom PDF printer allowing me to print and save pdfs to certain folders I have full access to and never have access denied for anything other than the pdf print. It was driving me nuts, as I was previously able to print pdfs there and had changed no permissions or security settings. I planned to post to foxit's forum at some point.

I just employed this method and it immediately resolved the issue. the Phantom print driver now prints to those directories without issue!

Well, that just saved me some time and headaches. What do I do now? I'll be using this in the future!

James
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29 May 2011   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

glad you sorted it out james ,
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29 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Works Fantastic.
Thanks very much!

Diana.
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