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Windows 7: How to Remove a Lock Icon from Drive or Folder

08 Nov 2012   #1

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How to Remove a Lock Icon from Drive or Folder

You can remove the lock overlay in this case by resetting the permissions to be inherited, and removing all permissions that are not inherited.
Right click the folder, click Properties
Click the Security tab
Click Advanced
Click Change Permissions
Check Both boxes to Include inheritable permissions, and to Replace all child object permissions
Click Apply then click Yes
Wait for the list to refresh
Remove all permissions that say <not inherited>

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