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Windows 7: Remove lock from folders and files

01 Mar 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

Because you reformatted, you have to take ownership of the files. How on earth are you getting viruses ? Aren`t you scanning everything before you open it ?
What anti-virus are you using ?

Hope this helps, it`s the only tutorial I could find.

Take Ownership Shortcut

The User Account Control may also have something to do with it, I always turn it off, never had a problem and I`ve never had a problem accessing my data after an install.

I don`t recommend you turn it off, but you could temporarily, and see if you still get the message.

I really think taking ownership will do the trick. There is a tutorial here, you just have to dig it up. I believe Brink wrote it.

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01 Mar 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I use Norton 360 Premier, and Microsoft Security Essentials, but I do a lot of downloads from "The Pirate Bay" 200gb/mth. Mostly just American tv and movies.
Somehow, my system just starts acting up. 5 minutes for "fast bootup", files suddenly wont allow me to move them or will take 5-10 minutes to move 200mb file, external hard drives inaccessible, music mp3 files wont play, etc...
I don't know enough to work out what is wrong. Best thing just reboot. 3 hours later and I am up and running as normal.
Surely there's way to turn off ownership?
From what I have been reading, many, many, many many, other people hate this security.
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01 Mar 2013   #13

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1

What are you using for your reinstalls, it could be corrupted.

Just my opinion, but Norton is garbage, it may be part of the problem.

OK, I`m out, hitting the sac, Nite All
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01 Mar 2013   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I have used Norton for 8+ years with no issues, but I would use only Internet Security, not 360. MSE and Norton may not like each other either.
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01 Mar 2013   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

My reinstalls are loaded in the laptop. I just hit F9. If Norton is garbage, what is the best?
More importantly, how do I delete these Win 7 security settings on my files.
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01 Mar 2013   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

This is what happens when I try to take ownership of my own files.

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