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Windows 7: I've got shortcut icons instead of locked icons on protected folders


08 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I've got shortcut icons instead of locked icons on protected folders

Hi,
I was playing with Virtualbox and decided to instal Win 7 32 sp1 Ultimate. And one of the things I noticed were that protected folders have a lock but on my host computer (the one running virtualbox) in the protected folders instead of the lock I get a shortcut.
This is what i get in the new windows installation:


And this is what I get on the same folder but in the host (the real) computer:

The host computer has Windows 7 64 sp1 ultimate so the only difference is the virtual computer has 32 and the real one 64, I don't think that affects the problem.
So, how can I get back o restore the locked icons?
Thanks

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08 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Have you changed permissions? Are you running under the hidden Administrator account or have UAC turned off?
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08 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Have you changed permissions? Are you running under the hidden Administrator account or have UAC turned off?
No to all 3.
But I've created a new user to test and in works ok.I have the locked icons but not in my current profile
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