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Windows 7: Locked Folder on portable HD

22 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Locked Folder on portable HD

Hi folks got a locked folder problem. I suspect its from some malware cause it just showed up. I run Windows 7 Home Premium, I am the only person who has ever used this computer, and I am set up as Administrator. But when i try to delete the folder it tells me that I need to provide admin permission to delete. I have already tried taking ownership of it and that did nothing.

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23 Sep 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums MrJBL. It looks like a process may be locking the folder. You could try Unlocker, or Lock Hunter to see what is locking the folder, and delete it. If you suspect malware, you would be wise to scan with MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and/or Windows Defender Offline.

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