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Windows 7: Why have some of my folders got a lock!

25 Jul 2009   #1
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 
Why have some of my folders got a lock!

im getting annoyed, some random video folders, game folders i have, appear with a folder with a lock!? whyyy?

i have 20 folders of videos, and 2 have locks on the icon, why is this happening?

I just moved another folder now it has a lock on it too wth?!

anyone know whats going on here?


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25 Jul 2009   #2
soyea

7 RC 7100
 
 

read a bit about libraries in windows 7.
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25 Jul 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post
im getting annoyed, some random video folders, game folders i have, appear with a folder with a lock!? whyyy?

i have 20 folders of videos, and 2 have locks on the icon, why is this happening?

I just moved another folder now it has a lock on it too wth?!

anyone know whats going on here?
Did you by chance either install win 7 as an upgrade, or move the files from one hd to another?

Ken
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25 Jul 2009   #4
Sempie

Build 7229
 
 

they are not shared over the network
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25 Jul 2009   #5
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Clean install.

they are shared over the network, my xbox and my other PC can access them.

Also i do use libraries but only have the default folder in them, which i re located through the properties to my other partition.

Thing is, its not every folder, its just some, like 20 folders in video folder, contating a video, some of the 20 folders have a lock.

Why is this?

*Solved

Set sharing to Everyone. This is very stupid, Videos Folder was moved, some videos end up with lock, some dont. It also said some are in use, i disconnected my ethernet cable. Still in use. WMP was closed, nothing at all could of been accessing the files. very weird. didnt have any problem in vista.
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25 Jul 2009   #6
Sempie

Build 7229
 
 

can jou unlock them
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25 Jul 2009   #7
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

yeah it worked, i set sharing to Everyone, eventhough i could already access the files over the network for that particular folder within Videos folder. very very odd.
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25 Jul 2009   #8
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I've noticed the lock gets put on them when you create a read only share.
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25 Jul 2009   #9
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I think it means the OS requires elevation before you can access it.
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25 Jul 2009   #10
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I think it means the OS requires elevation before you can access it.
but why, its just a video, this is an annoyance.
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