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Windows 7: Hard disk Icons -- Sahred Disks confusing with Padlock Item


27 Mar 2009   #1

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Hard disk Icons -- Sahred Disks confusing with Padlock Item

Hi all

I find the standard Hard disc Icons confusing -- with the padlock this would impy to me (or maybe I haven't understood properly) that these discs are SECURE and have limited or restricted access.

I can share these with no problem on a network ( it's what I want anyway).

On Network shared devices there used to be different icons denoting a share ( I think the disk had a pair of hands or something on it to denote a share).

A Padlocked item to me denotes a secured item (or have I mis-understood what a padlock is).

In this case there are only 2 drives but on other systems I might have 8 or 9 drives connected and I'd certainly like to know quickly what are "Networked" drives and what are "Local" drives.

Maybe I'm just being fussy but the Icon does seem a bit illogical.
There must be a better Icon for "Fixed Drive" .


Cheers
jimbo



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27 Mar 2009   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all

I find the standard Hard disc Icons confusing -- with the padlock this would impy to me (or maybe I haven't understood properly) that these discs are SECURE and have limited or restricted access.

I can share these with no problem on a network ( it's what I want anyway).

On Network shared devices there used to be different icons denoting a share ( I think the disk had a pair of hands or something on it to denote a share).

A Padlocked item to me denotes a secured item (or have I mis-understood what a padlock is).

In this case there are only 2 drives but on other systems I might have 8 or 9 drives connected and I'd certainly like to know quickly what are "Networked" drives and what are "Local" drives.

Maybe I'm just being fussy but the Icon does seem a bit illogical.
There must be a better Icon for "Fixed Drive" .


Cheers
jimbo
I beleive you are correct Jimbo, those Drives must contain some files that you haven't gained permissions for yet so that's why you are seeing the padlock, I had the same thing on some folders on my external drive and I just used the take ownership shortcut to gain full permissions for the folders and the padlock disappeared.

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