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Windows 7: How can I unlock User and AppData folders?


15 Sep 2009   #1

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 
How can I unlock User and AppData folders?

Hi all, I'm running Windows 7, RC ver7100, clean installed on a Maxtor 300GB PATA HD, WinXP Home and Vista Ultimate reside on a WD 500GB SATA HD.

I want to get into AppData and Application folders to copy/import data from the XP and Vista partitions into, and out of(backup) the Windows 7 folders.. All the folders(all 3 OS's) have a padlock on them, and any attempt to mod the Permissions/Sharing gets me: "Can not change permissions at ths time.." I could see Windows 7 being locked, but not all three.. Anyone have any idea how to unlock any/all of these folders?

Thanks, TJ


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15 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skygodtj View Post
Hi all, I'm running Windows 7, RC ver7100, clean installed on a Maxtor 300GB PATA HD, WinXP Home and Vista Ultimate reside on a WD 500GB SATA HD.

I want to get into AppData and Application folders to copy/import data from the XP and Vista partitions into, and out of(backup) the Windows 7 folders.. All the folders(all 3 OS's) have a padlock on them, and any attempt to mod the Permissions/Sharing gets me: "Can not change permissions at ths time.." I could see Windows 7 being locked, but not all three.. Anyone have any idea how to unlock any/all of these folders?

Thanks, TJ
You need to take ownership of the folders. there is a tutorial on this here Take Ownership Shortcut

let us know if you need help with anything

Ken
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16 Sep 2009   #3

Windows7 64bit Upgrade clean install.
 
 

Thanks Ken, that did it.. still shows the padlock, but I can get into each folder.. Thanks! have a great week!

teege
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16 Sep 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Glad it worked dont worry about the lock
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16 Sep 2009   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Glad it worked dont worry about the lock
Not to worry.

Here are a couple of threads that suggest a solution:

Sharing permissions problem

Why have some of my folders got a lock!

Look toward the end of the threads.

Cheers!

Robert
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