|14 Nov 2009||#1|
| || |
So I made the mistake of installing VMWare to my desktop - Long story short I was trying to unpack all the files that get installed and I selected Desktop thinking it would make a new folder when instead it just dumped its files all over my desktop.
Well anyway, everything already on there immediately got a "lock" icon. I understand that it has to do with sharing - meaning the file isn't being shared and whatnot. I fixed it by selecting the stuff with locks, right-clicking, Sharing, then adding "Everyone" to the list with read/write privileges.
Well everything that I download to my desktop since that incident has a lock icon that I have to manually go remove with the sharing option. I've set the actual Desktop folder to "Everyone read/write" plenty of times now, but yet new files still aren't being shared.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
|My System Specs|
|14 Nov 2009||#4|
| || |
Make an image of your system (use acronis or macrium reflex). Then roll back to an earlier time. Does more harm than good, replace with the image that you just made.
You could roll back to that earlier time and replace what you need when you need it. No real harm done, other than inconvenience.
My advice will work, but it will be a PIA. You have 2 other choices you can leave it the way it is or you can wait until someone with more knowledge in this area comes along. There are members of this forum that are really experts.
Whatever you chose, make frequent updates with system image. Once a week is good or whenever you make a big change. Do that and you will never have this problem again.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Desktop "locks"?|
|Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme||Customization|
|Move "Computer" and "[username]" out from under Desktop in Explorer?||Customization|
|Application locks during "file - save as"||Software|
|I cannot view the XP files "Desktop" "My documents"||Installation & Setup|
|Remaking "My Music", "My Pictures", "My Videos" folders||Customization|
|"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?||General Discussion|
|System hangs "randomly", locks out CTRL+ALT+DEL||Performance & Maintenance|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:42 AM.