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Windows 7: unlock multiple document files

04 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1
unlock multiple document files

How do I unlock multiple document files in windows 7

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04 Dec 2012   #2

7 ultimate 64

Hi Herm61 , how are these files 'locked' could you please give some more information
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04 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1

I don’t know but they are showing a lock icon.
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04 Dec 2012   #4

7 ultimate 64

You have to add 'authenticated users' to the list of users in the security tab of the properties of the file. Then set the permissions to full control 'allow' for that user.

In steps (assuming you have access to the administrators account):

- right click the file
- choose properties
- click the Security tab
- Click edit
- click 'add'
- type in authenticated users
- click authenticated users so it highlighted
- check 'allow' next to full control

That should remove the lock.
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04 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

The files are not locked. They are private to you! Only your account has access to them. That is what the lock icon means.
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07 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1

Thanks to VitalOd for a solution that worked! Unfortunately I had to do each file separately.

Thanks also to logicearth for explaining what the lock icon REALLY meant.

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07 Dec 2012   #7

7 ultimate 64

Glad it worked out for you.

I guess you could have done them all at the same time if you created a temp folder on a separate volume and set the appropriate permissions on that. Then if you moved the files with the lock symbol on them into that folder they would inherit the permissions of the destination folder.

You have them moved them back to their original positions.
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