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Windows 7: remove brass padlock of folder

08 May 2014   #1
kaschiro

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remove brass padlock of folder

I have a folder that has a brass padlock on it. what is the easy way to remove it so that I can access the files
Kas


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08 May 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kas,

The lock overlay on the icon of a folder indicates that the folder's share setting is set to "Share with" "Nobody".

If you like, you can use step 2 to remove the lock overlay without affecting your share settings.

Lock Icon on Files and Folders - Remove in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2014   #3
kaschiro

win 7
 
 

Thanks for your input, worked like a charm
Kas
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08 May 2014   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Kas.
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