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Windows 7: Padlocks on photos on old login, new login cannot view photos at all.

16 May 2012   #1

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Padlocks on photos on old login, new login cannot view photos at all.

Hello. Right, he's my problem. I've been using my parents computer for the last few months and decided to make my own user/log-in the other day. After doing so, I cut/pasted my photos folder into my new user directory (or whatever, I'm not very techie..). I have thousands of photos, my BF is a photographer, and I can view most of them. However, in one particular folder 90% of them aren't viewable! Says I don't have permission... When I log back into parents windows, I can see the photos in my directory (as they are no longer located in theirs) but there are little gold padlocks on the ones I cannot see on my log-in. I've tried changing permissions, ownership, you name it.. I've looked for help on line and tried everything. The only thing that seems to work is if I right click on each individual photo and change things that way.. but I do have a life and this will take AGES.. Can anyone help me?

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16 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
Force Inheritance

Have you tried forcing inheritance on the folder with the locked files?

WARNING! Make a backup HDD image BEFORE trying this.

You might want to get your parents permission too.

See if this post helps.
User profile - Owner and Rights

Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
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 Padlocks on photos on old login, new login cannot view photos at all.

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